Body of high school student found in town pond

TOWN OF DOVER (WITI) -- Officials from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, September 20th they were conducting a death investigation in the area of Deer Meadow Drive and Felicia Run in the Town of Dover.

The body of 15-year-old Austin Sanders, a sophomore at Union Grove High School, was recovered from a small residential pond in the neighborhood.

A 911 call from Sanders' father was made shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Once Racine County deputies arrived on the scene, they immediately began life-saving efforts. But Sanders was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling told reporters in a news conference that the death is not suspicious in nature, but his investigators were not ruling anything out at this time.

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The mother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in a pond near his home has been arrested.
The mother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in a pond near his home has been arrested.
The mother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in a pond near his home has been arrested.
The mother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in a pond near his home has been arrested.
The mother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in a pond near his home has been arrested.
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Union Grove High School has agreed to set up bereavement counseling for students that need it.

Meanwhile, Pauline Sanders, Austin's mother, was arrested on Wednesday for bail jumping and a drug charge. Sheriff Schmaling said she is cooperating with her son's case.

Sheriff Schmaling said when there is more information to release on this case, he will do so promptly.

 

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