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Doctor found dead near waterfall had been missing for a week, Wisconsin sheriff says

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Dr Kelsey Musgrove shared that she reached Potato River Falls as part of her hike on Saturday March 26. That was the last anyone heard from her, according to Wisconsin officials.

Four days after his last known contact, Musgrove was reported missing, according to a press release from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. It was reported that she “went on a hike and didn’t come back.”

Deputies, along with about 25 other agencies from Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, searched the area using “extensive ground, air, and water” resources.

Her body was found on Sunday April 3 near Potato River Falls, officials said. It was eight days after contacting someone to say she had reached the waterfall.

Musgrove’s cause of death is under investigation, although authorities say foul play is not suspected.

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to Kelsey’s family,” the sheriff’s office said.

Musgrove was a cardiothoracic surgery fellow in the department of surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The three-year fellowship program provides physicians “with the skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career as a cardiothoracic surgeon.”

UW Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment from McClatchy News on April 4.

Potato River Falls in Iron County is about 285 miles north of Madison.

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