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Body Found in Onalaska, WI, Self-Storage Unit

Police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old man whose body was found last week inside an Onalaska, Wis., self-storage unit. An employee of Edwards Mini Storage at 1285 County Road PH contacted authorities at 3:32 p.m. on Aug. 29 after making the discovery, according to several sources.

Due to the location of the body, police are investigating the death as suspicious, but they don’t suspect foul play, according to Onalaska Police Chief Charles Ashbeck. An autopsy is underway, and a DNA test to confirm the man’s identity could take up to three months, Ashbeck said.

Anyone with information about the case should contact Onalaska Police Investigator Pete Jakowski at 608.392.0285.

Edwards Mini Storage is owned by Edwards Investments, a family-owned and -operated business with more than 25 self-storage facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It also owns offers commercial and residential rentals including apartments, rental homes and mobile-home lots.

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