July 29, 2014

Woman’s body remains unidentified

It’s been eight days since a woman’s body was found in a burning car in western Wisconsin, and Monroe County investigators are still trying to determine who she is. The woman was not the car’s registered owner. The burned-out vehicle was found by a passer-by on September 18th near a radio tower north of Norwalk.

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Robert Conroy said the woman’s body was found in the back seat of 1998 two-door Pontiac Grand Prix with Minnesota license plates.

The State Crime Lab is conducting tests to determine the woman’s identity, and how she died. Conroy says it could be at least a week before the results are known. For now, the case is being treated as a homicide.

WAYY