Coroner: Missing man likely drowned

Paul Hudson
Paul Hudson (WSAW-TV)

SHAWANO – Investigators believe a man missing since last July may have accidentally drowned.

Shawano County Coroner Mike Jesse says the body of Paul Hudson was found Sunday in a pond near Shawano Lake.

Hudson, 42, was reported missing last fall. Family members said it was not unusual for him to be by himself for periods of time. However, that much time was uncharacteristic.

Investigators say they do not feel Hudson’s death is suspicious.

Jesse told WSAW-TV too much time has passed to determine if alcohol was a factor in Hudson’s death, however, toxicology should show if drug were in Hudson’s system. Results could take up to several weeks.

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