Area cold case mysteries keep investigators searching


In the town of Hesper, a remote area in northeastern Iowa, a marked gravestone lies in a cemetery without a body.

The headstone reads: Ricky Jean Bryant, 1945-1949, but no casket will be found underneath the soil. It’s another odd twist in the mysterious case of Bryant, a four-year-old girl from rural Mauston who vanished during a house fire Dec. 19, 1949. She was never heard from again.

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UPDATE Suspects Facebook rant posted around time of Middleton homicide

UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities say it appears homicide suspect John Hamann posted a rant against women on Facebook around the time of the killing of 82-year old Agnes Bram of Middleton.

Hamann appeared in Dane County Court Tuesday on a charge of first degree intentional homicide.  A court commissioner set Hamann's bail at $500,000.

Lake Delton man in hospital after stabbing

LAKE DELTON (WKOW) -- Lake Delton Police say a man is in the hospital after a stabbing incident Wednesday night.

Police responded to a verbal disturbance at an apartment complex on West Adams Street around 8:50 p.m. Officers found a man lying in the parking lot of the building. He had been stabbed several times. 

Man fatally shot while sitting on porch in Racine

RACINE, Wis. - Racine police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man.

Authorities say Harry Canady Jr. of Racine was sitting on the porch of a home when he was shot about 5 p.m. Sunday. He was rushed to Ascension All Saints Hospital where he died.

Police say no one is in custody.


Kris Zocco charged in Milwaukee woman Kelly Dwyers murder

Years after Kelly Dwyer went missing and her body was discovered, prosecutors filed homicide charges in the case. 

Kris Zocco had a relationship with Dwyer when she disappeared. He has been in prison on unrelated child pornography charges, but has always been a person of interest in this case.

UPDATE Police officer and 3 civilians dead after shooting near Rothschild

ROTHSCHILD — Police in northern Wisconsin say an officer and three other people were killed in what apparently began as a domestic dispute in a bank.

Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said the slain officer was from his department. Sparks did not release the officer's name. The names of the other three dead also were not released.

Sparks said a suspect was in custody.

The violence in the small town of Rothschild began shortly after noon on Wednesday, March 22nd after police were summoned to what they called a "domestic situation" at Marathon Savings Bank.

Housing inspector shot and killed near 23rd and Cherry

MILWAUKEE -- A 64-year-old City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee who has worked with the department for 33 years was shot and killed near 23rd and Cherry in broad daylight on Wednesday, March 22nd.

"This is a very, very, very, very horrific event, and a very, very difficult time for (the victim's) family. It is a difficult time for the City of Milwaukee. It's the most difficult day I've had as mayor to go through this, and see what this is like and talk to (the victim's) family members," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at the scene Wednesday afternoon.