During the late morning hours of July 3, the body of a missing Amery man, Andre Lyons, 40, was discovered south of Farmington off Highway 35.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department said it appears Lyons had been traveling northbound on Highway 35, south of Farmington when his motorcycle left the roadway and entered the ditch. He was deceased when he was located and the department said it does appear excessive speed was a contributing factor for the crash.

In a June 30 release, the department said Lyons was last seen at 1 a.m. on June 28, 2020.

During the early onset of the investigation, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office attempted to gain cellular phone information to attempt to locate Lyons. That information led the Sheriff’s Office to contact surrounding counties requesting assistance in attempting to locate Lyons, however, no further information was discovered. 

During the course of this incident, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigator assigned to this case found the Lyons had left a residence near the Polk / St. Croix County line and was last seen traveling north bound on Hwy 35 in Polk County. Information was given that he was going to be traveling home, which was north of the City of Amery.

Investigations staff and patrol deputies scoured the area of routes possibly taken by Lyons, however, were unable to locate him, or his 2000 Honda CBR900 motorcycle until July 3. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was aided in the search for Lyons by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with their fixed wing aircraft. They would also like to thank many members of the public that walked the area and took time to fly over during the search.


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