At 4:36 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017, The Washington County Coroner’s Office was dispatched to the report of a deceased subject at 16765 Bottom Prairie Road near Okawville.
Dakota Ellerbusch, 18, of Ashley, was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. by Washington County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Fletcher.
Ellerbusch was found in a cabin at this address and had not been seen since Friday evening by his family.
Foul play is not suspected but a cause of death cannot be determined until toxicology testing is complete.
The incident continues to be investigated by the Okawville Police, Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington County Coroner’s office.