-- ERIC --
I'M ERIC FRANKE.
-- MICHELLE --
AND I'M MICHELLE LI.
AUTHORITIES ARRESTED LEAH WALDHART TODAY, IN A NEARLY
13-YEAR-OLD COLUMBIA COUNTY MURDER CASE.
ONLY NEWS THREE INVESTIGATES' JENNIFER HOFF WAS AT
THE PORTAGE JAIL, AND PICKS UP THE STORY FROM THERE.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, COLUMBIA COUNTY DEPUTIES TOOK LEAH
WALDHART INTO CUSTODY.
THAT'S HER IN THE BACKSEAT.
SHE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING HER OLD BOYFRIEND.
:14 GREG HELSINGER/SUSPECT'S FIANCE says, I think
this is a bunch of bull**it that she's even in jail
THE PAIR STARTED DATING, SOON AFTER CURTIS WYLESKY
GH says, I was with her a year after he died, I know
He got his *ss beat in a bar and thrown through a
**cking window by other people..:50
WYLESKY'S BODY WAS FOUND ON APRIL 23, 2001.
ON HIGHWAY 'Z', OUTSIDE OF FALL RIVER.
HIS TRUCK WAS NEARBY.
INVESTIGATORS SAID HE'D BEEN BEATEN TO DEATH.
BUT HIS CASE WENT COLD.
UNTIL LAST SUMMER, NEW TIPS.
LED THEM TO EXHUME HIS BODY, AND BUILD THEIR CASE.
AUTHORITIES COULDN'T COMMENT AFTER WALDHART'S ARREST.
BECAUSE THEY WERE INTERVIEWING HER.
GREG HELSINGER DID, INSTEAD.
GH says, I don't really know what kind of evidence
they have on her, I don't think they have anything,
but obviously someone is talking..:17
HE SAID WYLESKY ABUSED HIS FIANCE, WHILE THEY DATED
FOR FIVE YEARS.
AND THAT HE HAS MONEY TO GET HER A LAWYER.
GH says, I want her home, my son wants her home, we
need her home now..:37
JENNIFER HOFF/REPORTER says, Wylesky's son couldn't
be reached today, but in the past has told News 3
he can't wait for justice, and with an arrest, comes
Authorities said, more arrests are possible.
in this case.
For WISC TV, I'm Jennifer Hoff, back to you.