Missing Medford man’s vehicle found in Marathon County
UPDATE: Shane Ziegel has been located alive and is currently seeking medical attention for minor injuries, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Larry Woebbeking announced Friday evening.
The garage fire and the circumstances surrounding Ziegel’s whereabouts and his injuries continue to be investigated, Woebbeking noted.
On July 27 at 10:15 p.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a garage fire located at W762 State Highway 64 in the Town of Goodrich, Taylor County. Medford Fire Dept., Stetsonville Fire Dept., and Medford Ambulance were dispatched along with Taylor County Deputies.
Once emergency responders arrived on scene the garage was fully engulfed in flames. Law enforcement searched the premises for possible victims and for the resident of the property, none were found. Law enforcement learned the resident of the property to be 42 year old Shane D. Ziegel of Medford Wisconsin. Neither Ziegel nor his vehicle were found at the residence. Ziegel was last seen by a friend at about 6:30 p.m. that evening and was thought to be on his way home. An attempt to locate was sent out to surrounding law enforcement agencies for Ziegel.
At 8:31 a.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office that they had located Ziegel’s vehicle on 13 Lane Road near County Highway F, in the town of Halsey, Marathon County. The vehicle was unoccupied and a search of the area by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office yielded no results.
If you have seen Shane Ziegel or have any information of his whereabouts please contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office a 715-748-2200