Missing Cudahy man died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

CUDAHY — Cudahy police say a missing man who's body was found in Warnimont Park last Thursday, September 6th died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say 71-year-old James Pauli was first reported missing on Wednesday, September 5th. His vehicle was found in the Kelly Senior Center parking lot in the 6100 block of S. Lake Drive in close proximity to Warnimont Park on Wednesday.

Officials searched Warnimont Park for Pauli, and nearby Grant Park Wednesday night and Thursday. Search dogs from PAWS, a volunteer search and rescue canine team, also helped law enforcement narrow their search.

Family and friends of Pauli did not want to speak on camera Thursday. They described Pauli as adventurous, and say he loved camping.

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