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Police seek public's help in WI woman's homicide

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Jun 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-04 16:47:25-04
BELLEVUE -- Brown County authorities are asking for the public's help as they investigate the killing of a 31-year-old woman.
 
The sheriff's office wants anyone who may have had contact with victim Nicole VanderHeyden or suspect Douglass Detrie on the night of May 20 or morning of May 21 to contact investigators.
 
Press-Gazette Media reports Capt. David Poteat says investigators want to see if there is any evidence they may be missing.
 
Detrie has been arrested but not formally charged in the death of VanderHeyden, his live-in girlfriend. The body of the mother of three was found May 21 in a Bellevue field, about three miles from the couple's home.
 
Prosecutors say VanderHeyden had been strangled and beaten. Detrie is being held on a $1 million bond.