THURSDAY 11:38 a.m.
ANTIGO, Wis. (WFRV) – Antigo Police Department announced homicide suspect, 38-year-old Derek Goplin, has been arrested.
According to the Department, Goplin was arrested in Racine County on Wednesday at around 4:40 p.m.
Goplin is a suspect in the fatal Nov. 1 stabbing of 63-year-old Susan Reese from Antigo. No further information is available at this time. Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.
Antigo stabbing victim identified as 63-year-old woman, person of interest still not found
WEDNESDAY 11/3/2021 8:30 a.m.
ANTIGO, Wis. (WFRV) – The victim of a Nov. 1 stabbing in Antigo has been identified, and authorities are still searching for the person of interest.
According to the Antigo Police Department, the victim of the stabbing was identified as 63-year-old Susan Reese. She was from Antigo.
The person of interest, 38-year-old Derek Goplin, still has not been found. The Antigo Police Department is asking the public to contact them with any information.
Goplin was last seen in the Waukesha area, and his vehicle was a 2016 red Ford Explorer with the Wisconsin license plate ‘RANDYR’.
No further information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.
ORIGINAL: Person found stabbed to death in Antigo, police looking for man last seen in Waukesha
TUESDAY 11/2/2021 8:14 a.m.
ANTIGO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Antigo Police Department is investigating a homicide after they did a welfare check and found a person apparently stabbed to death.
According to the Antigo Police Department, on Nov. 1 around 9:20 a.m., officers did a welfare check at a residence and found a person dead with reported stab wounds. The identity of the victim was not released.
Authorities say they believe the incident to be a homicide and are looking for a person of interest. The person of interest is 38-year-old Derek Goplin.
Goplin is described as a white male with brown hair and eyes. He is 5’11” and weighs an estimated 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a dark green camouflage coat, a red hooded sweatshirt and a green or brown beanie hat.
Authorities are trying to locate his red 2016 Ford Explore with the Wisconsin license plate of ‘RANDYR’. Goplin was reportedly last known to be in the Waukesha area.
If anyone sees Goplin they are recommended to call 9-1-1 as he may have a knife and is known to have a gun.
No further information was provided as the investigation is ongoing. Local 5 will continue to update this story as more information is released.