On March 12, 2004, at around 10:30 p.m., Clarence Rogstad, 23, left his apartment on Windsor Drive in Bellevue, Wisconsin to go out for a walk. His wife of two months, Cristi, said he had expressed concerns about his mother's heart condition and said he needed some fresh air. His body was found in the East River near Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 9, on what would have been his three-month anniversary.
Search and Recovery
After a "widely publicized search" involving helicopters, "volunteers, horseback riders, and trained dogs," his body was found in the East River near Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 9, on what would have been his three-month anniversary.
Police were unaware that Rogstad had knowingly ate a candy bar laced with psychedelic mushrooms, a prevalent drug in the area, and was possibly hallucinating. They say this could have affected the way they conducted the search, but not necessarily changed the outcome.
While Clarence was still missing, his parents had said he did not drink or do drugs; and even on his wedding day drank just a half glass of champagne.
Clarence disappeared the day before Jared Dion, who was from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He was found in the East River in Wisconsin (some men have been found in the East River in New York. Clarence's mother also finds it eerie that Clarence went by "CJ," the same initials as Chris Jenkins. Like Chris, he also left behind one sister.
Facts of Interest
Name/age: Clarence Rogstad, 23
Residence: Bellevue, WI
Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin
Last seen: 3/12/04 11:30 pm
Recovered: 4/9/04, East River near Green Bay, WI
Cause of death: hypothermia and drowning
Manner of death: accident
Toxicology report by Medical Examiner Al Klimek: chemicals Psilocyn (from psychedelic mushrooms), THC (from marijuana), and a small amount of alcohol.
Notes: played high school football, worked at Schneider Logistics
Physical description: 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. Last seen wearing tan cargo pants, a dark blue jacket and dark blue shoes. He was not wearing a hat or socks.
Personal belongings: At the time of his disappearance, Clarence did not have his keys with him. He did have his wallet, but did not have more than $10 in it.