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WI DOJ: Suspect in Iowa County homicide investigation in custody

A woman was found dead in a home in Avoca
Published: May. 10, 2021 at 10:47 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 6:42 PM CDT
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AVOCA, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice reports a man who initially contacted police about a death at an Iowa County home Monday was taken into custody as a suspect in what is being investigated as a homicide.

The DOJ says around 3 p.m., authorities received a call from a man reporting a dead woman in a home at 206 William Street. Authorities report the caller and the woman knew each other.

Law enforcement arrived and found the deceased woman. They also made contact with the man who had reported that the woman was dead.

The DOJ has said there is no threat to the public and this was an isolated incident.

The agency, along with the Division of Criminal Investigation, is leading this investigation and believes her death to be a homicide.

DCI will continue to review evidence of the incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Iowa County District Attorney. The DCI is being assisted by the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Avoca Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory.

This investigation is ongoing.

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