TUESDAY 4/26/2022 6:55 p.m.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – A suspect in the death of a 10-year-old girl in Chippewa Falls is now in custody.

The suspect is a juvenile and officers believe the community is no longer in danger.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department held a press conference at 6:30 pm., briefing the public at the Chippewa Falls Fire Department.

Original: Patrols increased as police investigate girl’s homicide

TUESDAY 4/26/2022 4:34 p.m.

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.

The body of Illiana “Lily” Peters 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.

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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.