Body found in Paris identified

Sheriff David Beth at the press conference Monday morning.

Sheriff David Beth at the press conference Monday morning.

Note: Video added 7:09 p.m. — DH

A body found in Paris Saturday has been identified as a Kenosha man, Sheriff David Beth said Monday.

Beth said the body was that of Tywon Anderson, 37, of Kenosha. He said the identification was virtually certain, though the medical examiner is still awaiting some more information on identifiying tatoos and dental records.

Beth held a press conference on the case in Kenosha Monday morning.

Anderson was found “by a couple of people” in the 14400 block of Highway A along a secluded gravel driveway at about 3 p.m., Satuday. Beth said the initial report also mentioned a vehicle at the scene, but he would not elaborate on a description of the vehicle. He said the KCSD has taken possession of a vehicle. Anderson was found about 1,000 feet from the roadway.

Anderson had been reported as a missing person to Kenosha Police. He appeared to have been dead about seven days when he was found, Beth said.

Anderson’s death is being treated as “extremely suspicious,” Beth said, but he stopped short of calling it a homicide at this time.

Beth stressed several times that he believes this was a targeted incident and that area residents are not in danger.

“We don’t believe anyone, the public, whether it is in Paris or in Kenosha, are at risk with this situation,” Beth said. “This isn’t from a home invasion.”

The Sheriff’s Department has identified persons of interest who they are trying to locate now. Beth expressed confidence that his department would solve the case. He said unlike the recent death of a Fox Lake Police officer, investigators have evidence and leads to follow.

“This isn’t like that,” Beth said, referring to the Fox Lake case. “We have clues. The investigation has given us lots of clues and leads are coming in.”

However, Beth said he was not willing to share much detail at this point about the scene, how Anderson appeared to die and other matters.

“If I give out too much information, it may harm our investigation,” Beth said.

Beth also made a request that anyone with information about the case contact the Sheriff’s Department at 262-605-5100 or Crime Stoppers for anonymous tips at 262-656-7333.

Here are some video highlights of the press conference:


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