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UPDATE: Body found in Town of Ixonia now identified

UPDATED Monday, April 7, 2014 --- 4:41 p.m.

TOWN OF INOXIA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a body found in a Jefferson County cornfield is that of a Milwaukee woman.

The sheriff's office says the body has been identified as that of 23-year-old Alejandra Guzman-Flores. She was last seen by her family on Oct. 5, 2013.

A driver spotted her body March 29 a short distance off the road in the Town of Ixonia.

No other details were released.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, April 7, 2014 --- 12:09 p.m.

From our news partner WITI in Milwaukee:

JEFFERSON CO. (WITI) — The deceased body found on March 29th in a corn field in the Town of Ixonia has been identified as 23-year-old Alejandra Guzman-Flores of Milwaukee.

Alejandra was last seen by her family on October 5, 2013.

If anyone has information regarding Guzman-Flores’ death or had contact with her on or around October 5, 2013, you’re strongly urged to call Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tim Behselich at 920-674-7314.

You may also anonymously call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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UPDATED Wednesday April 2, 2014 -- 3:58 p.m.

TOWN OF IXONIA, Wis. --- Still no identity to go with the female body found in Jefferson County.

The Sheriff's Office did release more information about the woman. They tell NBC 15 News that she is about 4'10" and weighed over 127 pounds. The woman was under age 50 and was probably Caucasian with dark hair and a tattoo on the right lower abdomen. She also had a tattoo on her right wrist and a facial stud piercing on the left side below her lower lip.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information on this case to call them at 920-674-7314.

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UPDATED Monday, March 31, 2014 --- 5:32 p.m.

From our news partner WITI in Milwaukee:

TOWN OF IXONIA (WITI) — An autopsy has been completed on a body discovered in a cornfield in the Town of Ixonia this weekend, according to officials in Jefferson County. The body has not yet been identified.

DNA tests are being done to determine the identity of the woman. An official cause of death has not yet been determined.

Richard Degner watched for 12 hours as Jefferson County officials investigated the scene Saturday afternoon, March 29th.

The body was discovered not far from the road by a passerby traveling in a vehicle.

Officials say the body was decomposed, and had been there most likely through the winter.

Jefferson County officials say the corn in the field was harvested in late November, but with huge combines, lots of stalks being ground up and some harvesting done at night, a body close to the ground could go unnoticed.

Degner says until, perhaps, rain washed the corn’s dust away.

“The passerby simply saw something out of the ordinary. He was going by in a vehicle out in the field and exited his vehicle to check on it and identified it as the remains of a human body,” Degner said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says they issued a notice to departments in the area that a woman’s body was discovered. There is only one police department that has responded with interest.

“We’ve had communication with the Milwaukee Police Department. Right now, we’re in the same holding pattern that they are in,” a Jefferson County official told FOX6 News.

This weekend, two sources told FOX6 News Milwaukee police notified Kelly Dwyer’s family that this decomposed body had been discovered.

27-year-old Dwyer has been missing since October.

At this point, there is no confirmation on the body’s identity.

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UPDATED Sunday, March 30, 2014 --- 5:05 p.m.

TOWN OF INOXIA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities are trying to identify a body that a passing motorist found in a Jefferson County cornfield.

The driver reported noticing something out of the ordinary around midday Saturday a short distance off the road in the Town of Ixonia. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says it turned out to be a woman's body. The department did not release any other description of the body.

The county coroner requested an autopsy, and the sheriff's department asked other law enforcement for any leads or information on missing people that might help identify the body.

Milwaukee police spokesman Lt. Mark Stanmeyer says his department is awaiting the autopsy results and identification of the body to see if the death is connected with any of its investigations.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Sunday, March 30, 2014 --- 3:13 p.m.

From our news partner WITI in Milwaukee:

JEFFERSON COUNTY (WITI) — Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials on Saturday, March 29th responded to a 911 call regarding a deceased female body found in a cornfield.

Sheriff’s officials were notified around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The body was found in the Town of Ixonia in the area of North Road — six-tenths of a mile south of County Trunk Highway CW.

Sheriff’s officials say a passerby driving by observed something looking out of the ordinary a short distance from the road.

That individual investigated, and reported the body to the Sheriff’s Office’s 911 Center.

Numerous Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigators, along with the Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Scene Unit were dispatched to the scene.

In addition, the State’s Department of Criminal Investigation was called out to help process the scene.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene — and an autopsy has been requested.

Sheriff’s officials say other law enforcement agencies have been notified to assist in obtaining any leads or information on missing persons that may assist in identifying the body.

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Police Department tells FOX6 News it is awaiting the results of an autopsy in order to determine the identity of the deceased, and whether the death is connected to any MPD investigations.

The investigation is ongoing.


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