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Update: Hudson man found dead in Menomonie

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department was informed by the Menomonie Police Department Thursday afternoon that the body of Joseph Albert Briske, age 45, from the Hudson was found in the Red Cedar River. He left his residence in the early morning hours of Monday, July 14, without any explanation. His car was located on I-94 east of Menomonie around 7 a.m. that morning by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The Menomonie Police Department and St. Corix County Sheriff's Department will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Briske's disappearance and death.

The Menomonie Police and Fire Departments, along with the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department searched the land and water near where Briske’s car was found and discovered his body Thursday.

If anyone has information about Joseph Briske, they are asked to contact the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department at 715-381-4320.