Barron County Woman Goes Missing On Christmas Eve, Found Dead In Wooded Area On Christmas Day

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 10:30 am

A woman died in Barron County on Christmas eve, and her body was found in a wooded area.

WEAU reports that on Christmas eve at about 10pm, the Chetek Police Department took a report of a missing 43 year old female from the City of Chetek. Apparently the woman didn’t show up for her family’s Christmas celebration. After a search of her apartment and interviews with her family and friends, she was entered as a missing person.

On Christmas day at 1:54pm a subject brought a purse into the Chetek Police Department that belonged to the missing person that was found outside of Chetek in a field.

Officers from the Chetek Police Dept responded to the location where the purse was found and located a body in a wooded area.

Investgiators from the Barron County Sheriff’s Dept were called in and it was deteremied that the body located in the woods was that of the missing person reported to the Chetek Police Dept.

At this time her death continues to be under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Dept and the Barron County Medical Examiner to determine a cause of death.

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