probe flood death 68-year-old
victim found near car on flooded road, sheriff's department says
By RASMIEYH ABDELNABI - GM Today Staff
June 16, 2008
WAUKESHA - A town of Summit man is dead as a result of the flooding
- the first reported such death in the state - and Federal Emergency
Management Agency workers are expected in the county in the coming
weeks to assess damage left by rains that began June 7.
A member of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department confirmed
Robert Schaf, 68, was found dead Saturday morning in the area of
Venice Beach Road in the town of Summit.
A news release from sheriff’s department Capt. Karen Ruff
contained information about the town of Summit man’s death, but
did not name him.
According to the release, the victim’s roommate called 911 and
reported the man missing about 8 a.m. Saturday. Friends had not seen
the man since the night before. His vehicle was found by friends
after the initial 911 call. The release further states the man’s
body was found near his vehicle.