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Body found in Lake Michigan Friday confirmed to be missing teenager Casey Shaw

Body found in Lake Michigan Friday confirmed to be missing teenager Casey Shaw

Casey Shaw


RACINE — The body found in Lake Michigan on Friday morning was that of local 18-year-old Casey Shaw, the Mount Pleasant Police Department has confirmed.

A search for Shaw, a resident of Mount Pleasant, began on Sept. 22. That day, the teenager’s vehicle was found parked near the corner of Augusta Street and Michigan Boulevard, above Zoo Beach. Police said an “extensive search” of Lake Michigan was conducted, but nothing was found.

On Friday, someone walking their dog near Zoo Beach reported seeing a body from the shoreline. The area was cordoned off as a crime scene throughout the day.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and Racine County Medical Examiner Michael Payne confirmed Friday that a body was found, but did not disclose who the deceased person was.

The investigation is considered ongoing. An autopsy is scheduled to be completed by Monday in Milwaukee County, although a full report — including results from toxicology testing — likely won’t be available for another two months.

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