60-year-old Richland Co. man found dead, Silver Alert Canceled

Richland County man missing
Richland County man missing(Richland Police Department)
Published: Mar. 3, 2022 at 6:21 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 5, 2022 at 1:19 PM CST
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RICHLAND COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin officials have canceled a Silver Alert for a 60-year-old man who had been missing from Richland County. He was found deceased.

On Friday afternoon, Johnston’s vehicle was found in a creek below a bridge on State Highway 171, not visible to the road.

Shortly after finding the vehicle, Johnston was found deceased in the creek.

60-year-old Francis Johnston of the Boaz area had been missing since Feb. 28. He went to an appointment in Viroqua and never returned, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Johnston was later spotted at Eagles Club in Viroqua, but was not seen since.

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