21-year-old missing man found dead in Taylor County

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GILMAN, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Taylor County sheriff's department says a 21-year-old man missing for nearly 3 weeks has been found dead, partially buried in snow.

The sheriff's office says John Shest had walked away from the Phoenix House, a transitional recovery facility in Gilman, and was last seen February 24.

He was seen leaving the Corner Store in Gilman and deputies and the police chief searched for him but were unable to find him. The search began again Thursday, since the snow cover was receding, and he was found south of the village. No foul play is suspected.