Third person identified in town of East Troy drowning

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Andrea Anderson
January 5, 2016

TOWN OF EAST TROY—Officials have released the identity of another Illinois man whose body was recovered from Lake Beulah after he and three others were reported missing Sunday.

The state Department of Natural Resources identified Mori Weinstein, 21, on Tuesday morning. Weinstein was found at 2:33 p.m. Monday.

Officials identified the bodies of Lanny Patrick Sack, 20, and Christopher J. McQuillen, 21, on Monday after they were recovered Sunday.

The search for the fourth man continued Tuesday.

Responders began searching Sunday morning for the four men, who are believed to have drowned. The search is being treated as a recovery, not a rescue.

Friends reported the four Illinois men missing from a lake house near Mill Lake—part of the Lake Beulah chain of lakes—in the town of East Troy after discovering the men's belongings on the shore and an overturned canoe on the lake, said Jason Roberts, recreational safety warden for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources southeast region.

The four men went outside to smoke at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday while others went to sleep. When their friends awoke, they discovered the men were missing.

The canoe was built for three people. There is no evidence the men were dressed for paddling or had flotation devices, Roberts said.

Alcohol was involved, he said.

The DNR is leading the investigation, and several area law enforcement agencies are assisting.

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