In a truly tragic all-around story, assistant high school swim coach Daniel Weggel was arrested on Tuesday after police found photos of nude children. Hours later, hsi body was found in Lake Wissota in what investigators believe to be a suicide after finding a suicide note left by the 32-year old.
According to local news site WEAU.com, Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says that the images are of girls between ages 8 and 17, and investigators have already spoken to parents of potential victims. The images were found on Weggel’s cell phone, a flash drive, and a computer.
“Right now, what the investigation is about is finding the victims and notifying their parents,” Sheriff Ron Cramer said.
Weggel had been the assistant with the boys North/Memorial High School since 2007. The Memorial boys finished 3rd at the 2013 State Championship meet and have won every conference championship since 1993.
Update: USA Swimming confirmed this evening that Weggel was last a member of their organization in 2005.