(NIAGARA, WI.)–Marinette County Sheriff, Jerry Sauve said on Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:45pm, a citizen reported a vehicle bearing Michigan license plates was found abandoned near Barlow Lake and Brown Spur on a snowmobile trail. Deputies were dispatched then began their investigation. The vehicle was owned to a Houghton man. Sheriff Sauve said, “The 19-year old Houghton man, Jacob William Gleason, was apparently enroute back to Houghton and he had not been heard from for a least 24 Hours. A search of the vast area of wilderness began at approximately 8:30pm. A group of Niagara firemen found the frozen and deceased remains of Gleason, matching the description they had been given of Gleason. With cell phone power dwindling, and not knowing exactly where they were, the firemen stayed with the recovered body deep in the woods and made a fire to stay warm.” Law enforcement officers eventually made their way to their location, taking turns carrying the victim, he was eventually removed and turn over to the Marinette County Coroner. The investigation of the incident is ongoing and an autopsy is planned. Assisting at the scene and in the search were Niagara Fire Department Search Team, Niagara Rescue Squad, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wardens, Wisconsin State Patrol, Marinette County Deputy Coroner and Marinette County Dispatchers in the 9-1-1 Center.