Body of missing Sun Prairie man found; Marshall man faces homicide charge

A homicide investigation is ongoing after the body of a missing Sun Prairie man was found Wednesday night, Dane County officials said.

Police said evidence found at a residence on Box Elder Lane led them to believe there was foul play in the disappearance of 21-year-old Jesse Faber.

Investigators said they believe a confrontation Tuesday morning led to a shooting.

In a statement Thursday afternoon, the family thanked everyone who helped in the search for Faber, including volunteers, first responders and the Holy Trinity Church, and businesses that provided surveillance footage to police.

“We want to thank all of you who offered support to us during this difficult time,” the statement said. “(Thanks to) all of the wonderful volunteers who helped search for Jesse – those that brought food, hand warmers and other necessary items for those who were searching in frigid weather conditions.”

Sheriff’s officials said Faber and Lieske are not related, but they knew each other through family.

As a result of the investigation, Daniel Lieske, 59, of Marshall, has been arrested on tentative charges of first-degree intentional homicide and intention to hide a corpse.

The search for Faber was canceled Thursday morning after officials said there were developments in the case.

Body of missing Sun Prairie man found; Marshall man faces homicide charge

Faber left a home in the town of Medina just east of the village of Marshall around 11 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Law enforcement officers and volunteers searched areas in Marshall and the town of Medina Wednesday.

Body of missing Sun Prairie man found; Marshall man faces homicide charge Body of missing Sun Prairie man found; Marshall man faces homicide charge

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