Name: Ronald Henry Jr
Age: 34 years old
Last seen: December 5, 2022
Location: Platteville, Wisconsin
Status: Found deceased on March 5, 2023
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.
Ronald Henry Jr. grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a family of seven siblings.
At the time of his disappearance, Henry was living with his youngest brother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was in a seven-month relationship with his girlfriend Alicia who he met at work.
Henry took a live-in job at a farm in Platteville, Wisconsin in December 2022. He had done it numerous times before, and had known the people he was staying with for years.
On December 1, 2022, Ronald Henry left his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and took a Greyhound bus to Platteville, Wisconsin, about two hours away. He traveled there for a live-in farm job with a friend and his uncle, and was supposed to return back home to Milwaukee on December 17.
On December 3, 2022, Henry spoke on the phone with his mother and everything seemed normal.
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.
On December 8, 2022, authorities conducted an extensive search around the property on Condry Road in Platteville, Wisconsin with the help of drones, helicopters, and K9 units, but found no signs of Ronald Henry.
Authorities received unconfirmed sighting reports of Ronald Henry by two witnesses in Platteville after his disappearance.
In February 2023, authorities released the voicemail message Ronald Henry left on the day he went missing. The message is just four seconds long and states “Hey Jim, It’s Ronald. Give me a call back as soon as possible. Thanks.” At the time the voicemail was left Ronald had already been missing for several hours.
Ronald Henry Found Deceased
On March 5, 2023, Ronald Henry’s body was found in a wooded area, about a mile south from the farmhouse where he was last seen. The discovery came after a boy searching for deer antlers came across his remains and called authorities.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body was that of Ronald Henry on March 6, 2023. An autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death, and a phone found near his body will be analyzed.
The initial autopsy results found no indication of trauma on Henry’s body. A cause of death has not been determined, and investigators are currently waiting on the toxicology and final pathologist report.
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 the Grant County District Attorney to review the investigation.
Black male with black hair and brown eyes. Ronald is 5’10 tall and weighs 170 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
No information available.
Clothing and accessories:
Ronald was last seen wearing a blue heavy winter coat, basketball shorts and dark tennis shoes.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ronald Henry, please contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at (608) 723-2157.
Resources & Further Information
Ronald Henry Jr. #MP98167 – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Grant County Sheriff’s Office, WI – Facebook
Find Ronald Henry – Facebook
News & Media Links
Loved ones hoping for clues in mysterious disappearance of Wisconsin man Ronald Henry – NBC News 12/2022
‘Please come home’: More than a week after man goes missing in Grant Co., more questions than answers – WKOW 12/2022
Platteville man still missing after 2 1/2 weeks – Monroe Times – The Monroe Times 12/2022
New report sheds light on hours just before man mysteriously disappeared in Grant Co. – WKOW 12/2022
‘I just want him found’: Family looking for answers as search continues in Grant Co. for missing man – Channel 3000 01/2023
Authorities Release Mysterious Voicemail Ronald Henry Left the Day He Disappeared – WKOW 02/2023
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Wayne Van der Schaaff says
While he was going between bars did he not perhaps offend somebody , and it got out of control , was Henry on any form of medication ?.
As I understand it , if he was only half a mile away from the farm were he worked and the signal only was no longer been sent after 20H00 , he must have been in this area all the time , what radius of area was covered during the extensive search ( plus / minus 3 miles ) ? .
Maybe during his visits to the various bars he got involved in an argument , which got out of control.
Where did he work before , as he was contacting his girlfriend via phone ?.
Is he not been held against his own will ? .
The people that did not want to have the property searched , as it would be too upsetting , given the situation , What Situation ? .
Anybody would want to bring finality & clarity to the situation , and not uncertainty & speculation of what might or might not be ? .