Missing woman

Special to the EagleHerald/Becky DeWitt

Volunteers search for the body of a missing woman Sunday in the Town of Wagner. More than 100 volunteers turned out for the search.

MARINETTE — The remains of a missing Marinette County woman apparently were found Sunday afternoon in the Town of Wagner.

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve in a statement said Jeannette Fullerton’s remains have likely been found. He said the remains will be forensically examined for confirmation that they are that of the missing woman.

Fullerton was 83 when she was last seen Aug. 8, 2017, at her home near Wausaukee.

Recently, a man who lives north of Highway 180 retrieved the memory card from a trail camera he hadn’t checked in years. On it, there were images of Fullerton from the morning she disappeared, according to Sauve.

Sunday’s search was organized by the Town of Wagner Fire Department. Sauve said the extensive foot search included more than 110 volunteers.

He said one of the search teams located items of clothing and subsequently bones nearby that appear to be human. The clothing and footwear are matching what Fullerton was last seen wearing in 2017, he said.

The findings are about two miles from her home and about one half mile through woods and swamp from where the recent trail camera photos were taken, the sheriff said.

Sauve said the Fullerton family, the Wagner Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office thank the volunteers who searched and businesses and individuals who donated and prepared food for the search teams.

The case remains under investigation of the sheriff’s department and the medical examiner.