Madison
33° F
Light Snow
Light Snow
Advertisement

Manitowoc County solves case of missing man

Published On: Apr 27 2013 10:41:52 PM CDT
MANITOWOC, Wis. -

The Manitowoc County sheriff's department has solved the case of a Mishicot man who disappeared 27 years ago.

Harry Ballard was reported missing on March 14, 1986. The 59-year-old had a drinking problem and often disappeared for extended periods of time.

Manitowoc County Coroner Curtis Green told the Herald Times Reporter the court declared him dead in 1990 but his body was never found.

Green said he came across his file in 2012 again and his office and the sheriff's office made some calls.

He said they learned that someone matching Ballard's description had died in Florida of natural causes shortly after Ballard went missing.

Green said positive identification was made through fingerprints.

Ballard's wife has since died and Green said they are trying to locate other family members.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement