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Patrols increased as police investigate Chippewa Falls girl's homicide

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 17:02:31-04

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As investigators continue to search for a suspect in the death of a 10-year-old girl in western Wisconsin, police say they’ve increased their patrol around schools.

TMJ4 News has decided to not identify the victim or show photos of her because we do not identify victims of sexual assault.

The body of the victim was found Monday morning near a walking trail in Chippewa Falls. According to police her death is a homicide.

Her father called police about 9 p.m. Sunday after she failed to return home from a visit to her aunt’s house, just blocks away. The school district superintendent, Jeff Holmes, sent a note to parents recommending that children who usually walk to or from school, instead be dropped off and picked up by family members or trusted friends until further notice.

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