Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

January 29, 2013

Missing man found dead of hypothermia


Effingham Daily News

VANDALIA — A missing Vandalia man was found dead Monday morning.

The man, identified as Justin Wyatt, 22, was found in a wooded area near the intersection of county roads 800 N. and 300 E. near his home.

Wyatt had been reported missing since Sunday by his family after having been gone since Friday. A search team was being organized Monday when he was found by his brother and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:40 a.m.

An autopsy was performed and it is believed Wyatt died of hypothermia sometime Saturday.

The case remains under investigation by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen.