Missing Pontiac man found dead in park

By WEEK Producer

July 30, 2012 Updated Jul 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM CDT

PONTIAC, Ill. -- Hours after an extensive search with canine units, a 30 year old missing man was found dead Monday in a park near Pontiac.

The Livingston County Coroner says Ryan Bertsche of rural Flanagan was found by a group of runners Monday morning on Mushroom Trail in Humiston Woods.

Bertsche was reported missing Sunday after he failed to return home from walking the family dog. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday afternoon, but results have yet to be released

According to the Pantagraph, Bertsche did not have health problems. The man's wallet was in his locked car found at the park several miles north of Pontiac.

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