THURSDAY 1/27/2022 11:44 a.m.
BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – DNA found in a sock led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man after first responders found a burning body near a UW-Green Bay trail.
According to a recently released criminal complaint, 29-year-old Jeisaac Rodriguez-Garcia tried to “mutilate a corpse with the intent to avoid apprehension for a crime.”
The complaint states that a Green Bay officer was sent to the intersection of Champeau Road and Sussex Road in the Town of Scott for a grass fire on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Dispatch told the officer the fire might have been intentionally set since someone saw a large truck leave the area.
When the officer arrived, the complaint says they saw flames in the wooded area next to a UW-Green Bay trail that was approximately five to 10 feet high.
The fire was later extinguished and first responders found a body that was engulfed in the flames.
The department was able to gather footage from a witness with a ring camera facing the general location. Although the video had poor quality, the complaint explains detectives were able to take a photograph of the vehicle they believe was involved in the case.
Detectives were able to locate a van from the photograph thanks to the help of a witness.
In October of 2021, officers say Rodriguez-Garcia agreed to voluntarily come to the police department for an interview in regards to the case. Detectives interviewed Rodriguez-Garcia again in late November. In the second interview, Rodriguez-Garcia’s stories were conflicting with the timeline of events detectives had uncovered. Before the interview ended, Rodriguez-Garcia allowed detectives to collect his DNA from a kit.
On January 6, 2022, detectives received a lab report with DNA from a sock found near the burned body. The complaint explains the report concluded that Rodriguez-Garcia’s DNA was a very strong match.
Later, detectives say they had a third interview with Rodriguez-Garcia and explained to him what they had found. In the end, he was arrested for mutilating a corpse.
If Rodriguez-Garcia is convicted, he could be fined no more than $25,000 or imprisonment up to 12 years and six months, or both.
Rodriguez-Garcia is being held on a $10,000 cash bond and appeared in court on Jan. 27. During this appearance, Rodriguez-Garcia’s preliminary hearing was waived and an arraignment hearing was set for February 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Local 5 will continue to follow this case and provide more information as it becomes available.
Original Story: 29-year-old Green Bay man charged for allegedly mutilating a corpse
FRIDAY 1/7/2022 4:03 p.m.
BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A 29-year-old Green Bay resident is facing a serious charge, and documents on his case are already sealed.
Court records show Jeisaac Rodriguez-Garcia was in Brown County Court Friday and is being charged for mutilating a corpse.
A prosecutor who was in court says Rodriguez-Garcia is allegedly involved in very serious criminal conduct.
At this time, Rodriguez-Garcia’s bond is set for $10,000 cash.
According to officials, all court documents are sealed and a criminal complaint will not be prepared until late January. Authorities have not confirmed what incident these charges are referencing or are related to.
Local 5 will update this article when more information is released regarding Rodriguez-Garcia.