Missing Barron man found dead in cabin in Minnesota

Beginning November 1, 2017 visitors to our site will have two (2) opportunities to access the complete content. After that time, in order to access the e-edition, you will need to become a subscriber.

On Friday, April 19, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m. the Barron Police Department received a call from a family member of a possible missing person.
An Attempt To Locate was put out through the Barron County Sheriff’s Department to surrounding agencies.
At approximately 8:45 p.m. the parents of the missing person came to the police department to fill out a missing person’s report and the subject was listed in NCIC as a missing person.
On Monday, April 22, 2019, several leads were developed that led to a search warrant of the missing person’s apartment.
Three subjects were interviewed, arrested and taken to the Barron County Jail pending charges.
On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the Barron Police Department received a tip that led the investigation to a remote cabin in Sandstone, MN.
Christopher A. Etchison, 36, was found deceased. Cause of death is under investigation at this time.
The case remains a cooperative investigation involving the Barron Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and the Pine County Sheriff’s Department.    


Cumberland Advocate

375 2nd Ave, PO Box 637
Cumberland, WI 54829
Phone: (715) 822-4469
Hours:  8:30 AM–4:30 PM M-F