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Man found dead in La Crosse was a missing 24-year-old



The body found Thursday near Johnson Street in La Crosse has been identified as a 24-year-old man who had been missing for two weeks. 

Juan Gonzalez Mejia was last seen on January 24th, walking on Jackson Street after leaving work. 

Mejia was found dead in the snow a couple of blocks from that location. 

It’s not known yet how Mejia died, or how long his body had been in a residential yard. 

La Crosse police are seeking information from the public to complete their investigation. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Pat Eichman

    February 8, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    How Very Sad!! My Deepest sympathies to his family?

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