Fitchburg homicide not believed to be random act; no immediate threat to public

Fitchburg homicide not believed to be random act; no immediate threat to public
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Officials said in a news conference Monday that the recent homicide in Fitchburg was not believed to be a random act, and that there is no immediate threat to the public.

Fitchburg police said an extensive autopsy was recently completed, but, despite questions from reporters and a release from the Verona School District announcing a student death, officials were unable to provide information about the victim’s identity at this time.

No arrests have been made yet, and there are no suspect leads at the moment.

Investigators with Fitchburg police have been working the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Verona Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officials said public safety is a paramount concern for the city and there is “no specific info that there is an immediate threat to anyone in the community.”

Police will be providing additional patrols in the Tower Hill neighborhood, and investigative personnel will remain in the neighborhood until late afternoon or early evening Monday.

Fitchburg police said the department is investigating a homicide after a male was found dead inside a house on Lyman Lane Sunday night.

Police were called to the home on the 2700 block of Lyman Lane, just off of South Fish Hatchery Road, at 9:06 p.m. Sunday. A caller reported finding the male dead.

The Fitchburg Police Department says it is investigating the death as a homicide.

Police on the scene say they aren’t aware of any arrests made in a homicide they’re investigating. Police confirm a person was found dead Sunday at 9:00 pm at the 2700 block. Officers say an autopsy is still going on #news3now

— Keely Arthur (@news3keely) August 26, 2019

This residential area in Fitchburg is the site of a homicide investigation. Police responded to reports of a death just after 9:00 pm Sunday and ruled it a homicide. The circumstances of it are not being released right now. Authorities still here at 2700 Lyman Lane.

— Keely Arthur (@news3keely) August 26, 2019

Anyone who has information, including those who may have home surveillance video in the area, is asked to call Fitchburg police at 608-270-4300.

The investigation is ongoing.

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