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Twenty-eight years ago Friday, a woman's mutilated body was dumped along a highway in Vernon County...
Since then, nobody has been arrested for the woman's murder...mainly because police still can't figure out who the victim was. On this anniversary, state and local law enforcers are highlighting the Jane Doe case again. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears hopes to get information about the woman out to as many people as possible, through the news media and the internet, because it could, in his words, 'make a light go off.'
None of the potential clues to Jane Doe's identity has ever panned out. Her hands had been cut off, and even numbers printed inside the woman's dentures did not lead to an I-D.
WIZM'S Dan Deicher interviewed Staff Sergeant Chanda Gaeth of La Crosse today, while she was training in Colorado for the 2012 Warrior Games. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated April 30 - May 5, Colorado Springs, Colo. Click the link below to SEE and HEAR Dan's interview.
Early this morning, La Crosse Police arrested two men in the 3rd and Jay Street Parking Ramp for Graffiti. The two; 20 year old Bryant Koscianski and 28 year old Cody Sanderson were both arrested on graffiti charges. Graffiti was found on the northeast stairwell of the ramp, while multiple cans of spray paint, spray paint tips and other items were located on the the two men when contacted by the officers.
The goal for Arthur Kohl-Riggs: Alter the course of politics in Wisconsin. The 23 year-old former UW La Crosse student will appear on the recall election primary ballot next week as a Republican candidate for governor. Meaning, if he gets enough votes, governor Walker doesn't make it through to the general election. Kohl-Riggs has been making campaign appearances, raising money, and touting himself as better republican than governor Walker, in the tradition of Wisconsin's Fightin' Bob La Follette. Kohl-Riggs will talk about his campaign after 4 today on WIZM's La Crosse talk PM with Mitch Reynolds.
La Crosse's Catholic community marks a major anniversary.
A year-long celebration of the La Crosse parish's 150th birthday begins this Sunday, with a mass led by Bishop William Callahan. The bishop says the observance also will celebrate the many ethnic groups that settled in La Crosse during its early days. It's also the 50th anniversary of the current St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral on Main Street, dedicated in May of 1962.