Langlade County Sheriff's Department

A 22-year veteran of the Langlade County Sheriff's Department has been named the next sheriff.

Governor Scott Walker Tuesday named Sergeant Mark Westen to the position. Westen replaces Sheriff Bill Greening,who resigned in January.

Dental records were used to identify the victim of a Thursday night traffic accident in Langlade county.

The Sheriff's department reported 29 year old Shawn Wickersheim of White Lake did not return home Thursday evening. Friday a missing persons report was filed. On Saturday, deputies found a one-vehicle crash on Flak Road about a mile north of Muraski Road. The vehicle was registered to the victim and a body was discovered inside.

Three Appleton area men were killed Friday night in a one-vehicle crash in Langlade county.

The Sheriff's Department reports they were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a rollover crash on Pickerel Lake Road near the Langlade-Forest county line. Deputies found a Jeep Cherokee overturned and partially submerged in Pickerel Creek. The driver, 69 year old Gerald Randerson, was dead, along with two passengers, 50 year old John Cohen of Combined Locks and 65 year old Daniel L.Krubeck, of Appleton.

Langlade county officials have released the identity of a person found dead west of Antigo August 22nd.

Sheriff Bill Greening reports the skeletal remains were identified through dental records at 77 year old Leonard Allen Peth of Antigo. The remains were found at Western Road and Hazel Road just west of Antigo.

Sheriff Greening says the Langlade County Coroner has ruled the cause of death as undetermined, although no foul play is suspected. Peth was last seen in Antigo in February of 2013.

The town of Elcho's clerk-treasurer has been charged with 43 counts of misconduct in public office and forgery in Langlade county.

Online court records indicate 43 year old Melissa Bloechl of Elcho is facing one theft charge in excess of $10,000, two counts of forgery and forty counts of misconduct in public office. The complaint was filed Wednesday.