Body found in Janesville near location where man went missing

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Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 1:47 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Rock County authorities say during the search for a missing man, they found a body on Saturday.

The sheriff’s office says Johnny Hood went missing Monday afternoon, but authorities have not confirmed whether the body found is his.

The Janesville Police Dept. is searching for Johnny Hood.
The Janesville Police Dept. is searching for Johnny Hood.(Janesville Police Dept.)

Hood initially went missing around the Arbor Ridge Subdivision along N. CTH E. He was last seen around 1 p.m. Monday in the 2600 black of N. Lexington, according to police.

Police found his vehicle Thursday morning around 1 a.m. in the parking lot of the Ice Age trail head, near the N. Washington St. and Northridge Dr. intersection.

Cadaver dogs found the body around 9 a.m. Saturday in a thick wooded area down the embankment from the railroad tracks in the 2800 block of N. CTH E, according to police.

The body was turned over to the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Office and will be autopsied.

No foul play is suspected.

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