Investigators identify two of three potential witnesses in Devil’s Lake killing
Investigators add they are not considered suspects
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Sauk Co. Sheriff’s Office has released a picture of three individuals who investigators have identified as possible witnesses in the October killing at Devil’s Lake State Park.
In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office states they have identified the man in the middle and the woman on the right. They are still working to identify the man on the left.
The Sheriff’s Office states plainly that the trio are only considered potential witnesses and are not considered suspects.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, John Craig Schmutzer’s body was found on October 14 near the Grottos on the south side of the park, outside of Baraboo. An autopsy determined the 24-year-old died as the result of a stabbing.
A day after the stabbing, investigators released a description of the suspect, saying he stands between 5′10″ and six feet tall. At the time, the suspect was wearing a dark head covering and a dark face covering.
At the time, the Sheriff’s Office indicated people had been taking photos of the scenery in the park around the time of the Schmutzer’s death. They asked anyone with pictures from that day to contact authorities.
Anyone who recognizes the three individuals in the picture is asked to call Sauk Co. Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIP-SAUK (1-888-847-7285).
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