Verona High School announces ‘sad news’ of student’s death; Fitchburg police investigate homicide

While police are investigating on Monday the first homicide in Fitchburg this year, the Verona School District announced a high school student had died over the weekend.

The Verona High School principal sent a letter to families Monday announcing the death of a student over the weekend.

In the letter, Verona High School Principal Pam Hammen said the school was sending out the letter so families can monitor their children’s emotional well-being.

“It is with a heavy heart that we share the unfortunate news of the death of one of our Verona Area High School students which occurred over this past weekend,” Hammen wrote. “First and foremost, our deepest sympathies go to the family of this student. At this time, we are not able to release the name of the student as the investigation continues, nor do we know any further details about the incident at this time.”

Fitchburg police were called to a home in the 2700 block of Lyman Lane at 9:06 p.m. Sunday for a report of a person found dead. Officials said they’re investigating the death as a homicide, but withheld the male victim’s identity.

An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

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

Officers at the scene told News 3 Now they aren’t aware that any arrests have been made in the case yet.

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

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