Name: Theodore William Egge III
Age: 35 years old
Last seen: January 13, 2023
Location: Athelstane, Wisconsin
Status: Found deceased on April 22, 2023
35-year-old Theodore Egge was last seen in Athelstane, Wisconsin on January 13, 2023. He disappeared after asking someone for directions when his car ran out of gas.
Theodore William Egge III grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the time of his disappearance, Egge was living with four roommates in a cabin on Boat Landing 7 Road in Crivitz, Wisconsin.
On January 12, 2023, Theodore Egge was captured on surveillance camera around 10:45 pm getting gas at Kwik Trip, a convenience store in Crivitz, Wisconsin. He was driving his roommate’s vehicle at the time.
On January 13, 2023, Egge was driving through the town of Athelstane when his car ran out of gas. Around 10:30 am, a man gave him half a gallon of gas and told him to head to the gas station up the road so they could fill it up the rest of the way, but for some reason Egge didn’t follow him.
Around 12:00 pm, Egge was seen walking on Benson Lake Road in Athelstane when he asked a resident for directions to Boat Landing 7 Road where he was living at the time. This is the last verified sighting of Egge.
Theodore Egge never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
On January 14, 2023, his roommate filed a missing person’s report with the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office when his vehicle, a blue 2007 Jeep Liberty, was found abandoned on Benson Lake Road in Athelstane. His roommate’s cell phone, which Theodore had been using at the time, was also found left inside the vehicle.
Theodore Egge didn’t have a working cell phone with him when he disappeared, and was not familiar with the area.
On January 16, 2023, authorities conducted a search in the area with the help of volunteers, K9 units, and firefighters, but found no signs of Egge.
Based off witness accounts, authorities posted an update on February 6, 2023, saying they believe Theodore was last seen walking north on the snowmobile trail crossing Bennet Road heading toward Benson Lake Road.
According to his family, Egge was suffering from a mental illness but was not on medication at the time of his disappearance.
Body of Theodore Egge Found
On April 22, 2023, police responded to a call about a deceased party in a wooded area in the Town of Athelstane in Marinette County. Authorities who responded located and identified the body as belonging to Theodore.
No foul play is suspected at this time, though his case remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and the Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office.
White male with bald/brown hair and blue eyes. Theodore stands 5’11 tall and weighs 190 pounds.
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If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Theodore William Egge please contact the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office at (715) 732-7600.
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News & Media Links
‘Somebody knows something’: Parents of missing man in Marinette County speak out – We Are GreenBay 01/2023
Marinette County officials ask public to be on lookout for missing man – WBAY 02/2023
Sister pushing for answers in January 2023 disappearance of Wisconsin man Theodore Egge – NBC News 03/2023
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