Police investigating double homicide at UW Arboretum, ask public to avoid area

MADISON, Wis. — Police are investigating a double homicide that happened at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum on Monday night, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott.

According to a news release, a jogger came across two individuals lying in a ditch around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, a woman, was transported to a local hospital where she died a short time later.

Police are asking the public to avoid the Arboretum, especially the Wingra Street entrance.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call the Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.