Authorities find old corpse in state park

PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. But that's about all Dane County Coroner John Stanley could determine Tuesday from preliminary forensic findings.

Stanley says the man likely is non-Caucasian, but a positive identification make take months of DNA and dental testing since the remains are skeletal.

The body was found clothed in a woodsy area near a hiking trail Monday. Authorities combed the area Tuesday gathering evidence.

Authorities haven't determined if the death was foul play, but Stanley believes the body has been there up to a year by the rate of decomposition.

Stanley says a forensic anthropologist, a forensic entomologist, a dental expert and others are evaluating the body and the site for clues.

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