November 27, 2014

Wray has regrets over unsolved Zimmerman murder

zimmermann120208There’s some regret from Madison Police Chief Noble Wray as he retires with a high-profile homicide that’s as yet unsolved. Brittany Zimmerman, a University of Wisconsin student, was murdered in her downtown apartment in April of 2008.

“There’s someone out there that has information on this that could lead to bringing someone to justice,” Wray said in an interview with WIBA. “We think someone knows what took place.”

Zimmerman was a 21-year-old Marshfield native who had made the dean’s list and hoped to become a physician. “It is a big disappointment anytime you can’t help a citizen bring closure to a very tragic circumstance,” Wray said. “We have not classified it as a cold case. I’m still hopeful that case will be closed.” Wray served the Madison department for 28 years, the last nine as chief.

John Colbert, WIBA