Shalim Shahjehan Augustine was found in the Black River Friday evening after his body was seen floating by a boater. Augustine had been boating with co-workers from Huck Finn’s on the Water on Tuesday evening. Police said he had been drinking, but did not know whether he was drunk.
After docking near Powerhouse Marine, Augustine told his friends he planned to walk to his home on the South Side. He was reported missing Wednesday evening after he missed a bartending shift.
Bloodhounds tracked his scent across Clinton Street to just north of the La Crosse Loggers field in Copeland Park, where the trail ended. This placed him down river from the dock near Powerhouse Marine.
Keith and Scott used the side scan sonar between the area Shalim was last seen walking and the dock he exited the boat from. Oddly, Shalim’s body was found up river about a mile from the boat dock he used to get off the river. While Keith and Scott were scanning the area, Shalim was found by the boater.