Published May 17, 2018
LAC DU FLAMBEAU INDIAN RESERVATION – An unidentified body was found and removed from Pokegama Lake at approximately 10:00 am this morning. Positive identification of the deceased has not been made.”It appears no suspicious circumstances exist at this time, but nothing has been ruled out,” Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Chief Bob Brandenburg says.
Local law enforcement agencies are continuing the investigation to determine whether or not the body found is Antonio Monserrate Roche.
Additional information related to the discovery of an unidentified body in Pokegama Lake and the search for Mr. Roche will be provided as we learn more.
We wish to thank the community volunteers for their assistance. We would also like to thank the assisting agencies for their time and efforts: the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department, Vilas County Sherriff’s Department, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Emergency Management, Vilas County Emergency Management, Wisconsin State Patrol – Aircraft Crew, Wisconsin DNR Wardens, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Conservation Wardens, GLIFWC Wardens, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources and Fish Hatchery staff, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Employees, Vilas County Public Relations, Kim Swisher Communications, Karl James & Company, Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol, Newbold Fire Department Search and Rescue, Lac du Flambeau Fire Department and the Lac du Flambeau Town Road Crew.