Russ Delorme

Hiker finds body in Walworth County

Authorities are investigating if a body found in Walworth County Sunday belongs to an Elkhorn man who was last seen July 13th.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office says a hiker found the body of a deceased male around 3:00 Sunday afternoon in the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater.

48-year-old Russ Delorme was reported missing on August first.  His vehicle was found in a parking lot on Esterly Road at the State Park.

Authorities hope an autopsy being performed by the Waukesha County Medical Examiner will help shed some light on the identity of the body and the cause of death.