a tragic end to a missing person case in wi dells,
we'll have more on the search for mitchel blanchard
BECAME A RECOVERY.
JUST BEFORE NOON TODAY.
GOOD EVENING, I'M ERIC FRANKE.
-- MICHELLE --
AND I'M MICHELLE LI.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE LOOKING FOR THE PARDEEVILLE
MAN SINCE EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING...
NEWS THREE'S JESSICA ARP HAS MORE..
MUCH TO THE SHOCK AND GRIEF OF HIS FAMILY...
WHO GOT THE TRAGIC NEWS FROM AUTHORITIES THIS MORNING...
THAT A FOOT CHASE WITH POLICE.
ENDED SOMEWHERE IN THE COLD WISCONSIN RIVER.
the water is so rapid thru there, and its dangerous
43 DEGREE WATER CHURNING ABOVE THE KILBOURN DAM IN
WISCONSIN DELLS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF MITCHEL BLANCHARD
THE 21-YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN MISSING SINCE EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING AFTER A FOOT CHASE WITH POLICE AWAY FROM THE
he got ahead of them, he was too far in front of them
and then went thru a wooded area on the property adjacent
to the railroad tracks and the depot and thats when
our officers decided to stop :16
BLANCHARD APPARENTLY DIDNT...
HIS VEST HE WORE TO A WEDDING WAS FOUND ALONG THE
SHORELINE OF THE DAM.
SOME 500 YARDS AWAY.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS SEARCHED ALONGSIDE POLICE THROUGH
THE RAIN SUNDAY AND MONDAY...
UNTIL DIVERS SCHEDULED TO DO WORK ON THE DAM FOUND
HIM IN THE WATER.
its a terrible terrible ending :40 but we have seen
these go for many days without any closure, and as
difficult as it may be we are able to get him back
to his family fairly quick :50
WHILE OFFICERS DIDN'T SPEAK WITH BLANCHARD.
OR KNOW WHY HE RAN...
COURT RECORDS SHOW THAT TERMS OF RECENTLY POSTED BAIL
ON DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND BAIL JUMPING CHARGES WERE
THAT HE WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE PREMESIS OF ANYWHERE
AN AUTOPSY AND TOXICOLOGY TESTS WILL BE SCHEDULED
FOR THIS WEEK...
AUTHORITIES ALSO PLAN TO REVIEW CAMERAS AT THE DAM
TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIND OUT HOW HE WENT IN THE WATER.
-- ERIC --