Body of missing Lafayette County man identified

Autopsy scheduled, death investigation continues
Body of missing Lafayette County man identified
Dustin Boeck

Lafayette County deputies believe the body of a man missing for more than a month was found in a wooded area Monday morning, authorities said.

Just before 10 a.m., the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of human remains found in a wooded area adjacent to a farm field along the 6000 block of River Bend Road in rural South Wayne, according to a release.

The person reporting the information was operating farm equipment in the field next to the wooded area when he noticed the body, deputies said.

The body appears to be that of Dustin A. Boeck, 30, of South Wayne, who was reported missing on Oct. 5, according to the release.

Boeck’s car was found the morning of Oct. 3 in a ditch along River Bend Road about a mile from where the body was found, officials said. Detectives said witnesses reported seeing Boeck leave a residence in the village of South Wayne between 10 and 11 p.m. on the night of Oct. 3.

Law enforcement agencies’ efforts to locate Boeck included the use of a remote-control flying drone equipped with high resolution cameras, Madison police cadaver dogs, Dane County Sheriff’s Dive Team and a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources boat, according to the release.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, and an investigation into Boeck’s death is ongoing.