Earlier today the body of Ronald Henry was found in rural Grant County, Wisconsin, not far from the farmhouse where he was last seen in early December 2022.
A boy searching for antlers in a wooded area about a mile south of the farmhouse came across his remains on Sunday and called authorities.
In a statement released on March 6, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body found was that of Ronald Henry.
An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine Henry’s cause of death, and a phone found near his body will be analyzed.
Update: Henry’s cause of death has been listed as accidental due to hypothermia. Although authorities believe his death was accidental, they’re meeting with meeting with the Grant County District Attorney to review the investigation.
Ronald Henry’s Disappearance
34-year-old Ronald Henry was last seen in Platteville, Wisconsin on December 5, 2022. He disappeared after leaving his friend’s farmhouse where he was staying for work.
At the time of his disappearance, Henry old had taken a live-in job at a farm in Platteville, Wisconsin. He had done it numerous times before, and had known the people he was staying with for years.
On December 1, 2022, he left his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and took a Greyhound bus to Platteville, about two hours away.
On December 4, 2022, Henry and his friend watched football all day before spending the night out at several bars in Platteville. Around midnight, Henry spoke to his girlfriend on the phone and said he would call her again the next day during his lunch break at noon.
On December 5, 2022, Henry was last seen by his friend at 3:30 am, texting on the couch at the farmhouse on Condry Road in Platteville, Wisconsin.
His friend woke up at 5:30 am to start work, but Ronald Henry was nowhere to be seen. The television was still on and Henry’s belongings were left behind.
When the owner of the farmhouse woke up at 7:30 am he noticed Henry was gone and the front door to the residence left wide open.
The owner later found a voicemail left from Henry at noon on December 5, stating “Jim, it’s Ronald. Call me back right away.” He reportedly sounded anxious in the message. This is the last known communication from Henry.
Ronald Henry never returned home and has never been heard from again.
On December 7, 2022, his girlfriend filed a missing person’s report with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office when she couldn’t get in contact with him.
On December 6 2022, Ronald Henry’s cell phone last pinged to an area about a half mile away from his friend’s farmhouse before being shut off just after 8:00 pm.
Searches around the property with the help of drones, helicopters, and K9 units found no signs of Henry’s whereabouts.