MARSHALL — The body of a missing Sun Prairie man has been found in a storage locker, and a suspect is under arrest, according to police.
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says the body of 21-year-old Jesse Faber was found early Thursday in a storage unit in Rio.
Mahoney says Faber was shot during a confrontation at a gathering in the town of Medina on Monday night.
Daniel Lieske, 59, of Marshall, has been arrested on tentative charges of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. Lieske was the renter of the storage unit at Storage Solutions where Faber’s body was found, and had been using it for about eight years, according to a report by the Wisconsin State Journal.
Faber had been reported missing on Tuesday after he didn’t return from the party Monday night. Police used drones, a plane and ATVs to search for Faber on Wednesday, while volunteers aided in the search on foot, by car and on snowmobiles.
A planned search on Thursday was canceled after early word that there had been a significant development in the case.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, Faber’s family thanked emergency services personnel, local businesses and volunteers for helping in the search for Faber.
“The family of Jesse Faber would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who helped search for Jesse — those that brought food, hand warmers and other necessary items for those who were searching in frigid weather conditions,” the statement read. “We want to thank all of you who offered support to us during this difficult time.”