Murder investigation near Downsville | WisCommunity

Murder investigation near Downsville

November 19, 2020 - 12:15pm
photo at crime scene
Photo at Crime Scene

An incident is currently being investigated near Downsville, WI at N2564 440th St. The Dunn County Mobile Command Center and multiple officers are at the site. Officers are taking photographs of the trailer home on site.  Officers at the site and the Dunn County Sheriff's office would not discuss what is happening at the site. We'll try to provide more information later.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is at the scene, and the road past the site is now closed to traffic. As of 4:30 PM the area is still closed and crime scene tape surrounds the home.

In a press release this morning, County Sheriff Kevin Bygd announced that this incident is a homicide investigation into a suspicious death of an adult white male.

MENOMONIE, Wis. – The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation in the Township of Dunn, Dunn County, Wisconsin. On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 17, 2020, law enforcement responded to a suspicious death of an adult, white, male in the Township of Dunn.

The death is believed to be the result of a homicide, and suspects are currently in custody. Law enforcement believes that this incident was isolated, the involved individuals were known to each other, and the public is not at risk.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation, with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and Wisconsin State Patrol.

If you have information regarding this incident, contact the Dunn County Crime Stoppers at or call 1-855-TIP-DUNN. You can also contact Investigator Mack at, Investigator Merryfield at or by phone 715-232-1348. No further information is available currently. Sheriff Kevin Bygd

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