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UPDATE: Police believe missing Wis. woman was murdered

Stephanie Low

Stephanie Low

UPDATED Wednesday, October 9, 2013 --- 8:45 p.m.

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- Wausau police say they now believe a missing woman was murdered the night she disappeared three years ago.

Thursday marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of 22-year-old Stephanie Low. The Wausau Police Department says her disappearance is being investigated as a homicide.

Police aren't saying why they believe Low was murdered.

Low disappeared Oct. 10, 2010, after abruptly ending a phone call with a friend.

Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/17nSrn2 ) that police have identified a man as a suspect in Low's death and disappearance, but he has not been charged in the case. The man was sentenced to prison earlier this year on unrelated charges.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 --- 7:00 a.m.

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- Wausau police say the disappearance of a 22-year-old woman who vanished after abruptly ending a phone call with a friend is suspicious.

Police say Stephanie Low disappeared Oct. 10. Her mother, Claudia Blake told the Wausau Daily Herald her daughter had received threats before she vanished. But, neither Blake or Chief Jeff Hardel will elaborate.

Hardel said Tuesday the case has "suspicious factors" but there's no conclusive evidence of foul play.

Investigators have interviewed more than 40 people in connection with Low's disappearance and are reviewing her cell phone records.

Detectives say Low has been added to the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children.

Information from:
Wausau Daily Herald

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