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UPDATE: All witnesses identified in Johnston St. homicide case in Appleton

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THURSDAY 11/7/19 7:30 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) Chief Todd Thomas with the Appleton Police Department says that all the witnesses involved with the Johnston Street homicide case in September that left 47-year-old Bobby Higgs dead, have been identified.

“We identified them all, we interviewed them all,” Thomas said during his Community Update on Local 5 This Morning. “Right now we’re at a point where we’re putting together all the statements, putting together the physical evidence. It’s a complex case with a lot of different people involved. It’s a case that’s going to take some time to come to a conclusion.”

Thomas added that social media played a factor.

“It was about 30 pictures of what we would consider material witnesses to this case. It is unusual to put witness pictures out there,” Thomas said. “We had learned that the people whose pictures we put out there, all knew that a shooting had occurred.

“Just because of the location where Mr. Higgs’ body was, we knew that these people either walked around or walked over Mr. Higgs and knew that he had been shot and was in critical condition.”

Thomas went on to say that Higgs laid on the ground for about 45 minutes until a passerby, unrelated to the party that was happening, found him and called authorities.

“None of them called us, not even an anonymous 911 call,” Thomas said. “So we had no issues putting out their pictures to try to get them identified.”

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

**This story has been updated. We reported that all the suspects in the case have been identified. All the witnesses have been identified.**

UPDATE: Appleton Police looking to identify more in connection with Johnston St. homicide

FRIDAY 9/20/19 11:55 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Appleton Police are thanking the community for their assistance regarding the Johnston Street incident and are releasing more photos in connection with the homicide.

Officials are asking for help in identifying the two individuals pictured below.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Yule with Appleton Police at 920-832-5500.

Victim of Appleton homicide identified, additional photos released

TUESDAY 9/17/19 3:00 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — The Outagamie County Coroner’s Office and the Appleton Police Department have identified the victim of Sunday’s homicide.

Officials say 47-year-old Bobby Higgs of Green Bay died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.

No one has been charged at this time. Additional surveillance photos have been released from the incident.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detective Yule at (920) 832-5500.

All individuals pictured have been identified.
Both individuals have been identified.
This man has been identified.

Appleton authorities identify seven witnesses in homicide case

TUESDAY 9/17/19 12:00 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — The Appleton Police Department has identified seven of the potential witnesses in the Johnston Street homicide case.

Below is the Facebook post showing which witnesses authorities have identified. However, authorities have not released their identities to the public.

Appleton PD asking for help locating witnesses to suspicious death

MONDAY 9/16/2019 6:15 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Appleton Police are asking the community for help in locating witnesses to a shooting that resulted in a suspicious death Sunday.

According to officials, officers were dispatched to a building on the 500 block of West Johnston Street for a welfare check.

Upon arrival, Appleton Police say they found a deceased 47-year-old man.

An autopsy was conducted Monday morning by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Officials say the autopsy revealed the man died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Both individuals have been identified, according to Appleton Police.
Both individuals have been identified, according to Appleton Police.
Both individuals have been identified, according to Appleton Police.
Both individuals have been identified, according to Appleton Police.
Both individuals have been identified, according to Appleton Police.
Both individuals have been identified.
Both of these men have been identified, according to Appleton Police.

Appleton Police say preliminary information shows there was a gathering in the basement at this building.

Some type of disturbance tool place between several individuals and multiple gunshots occurred, according to police.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Yule at (920) 832-5500.

Stick with Local 5 on-air and online for continuing coverage of this story.

Coroner to perform autopsy following suspicious death in Appleton

MONDAY 9/16/19 4:20 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Appleton city officials say the coroner will perform an autopsy following a reportedly suspicious death over the weekend.

Police say they were dispatched for a welfare check for a non-responsive man around 5:40 a.m. to the 500 block of W. Johnston St. in Appleton.

Arriving officers found the deceased man.

Appleton Police are continuing to investigate the incident. There is no further information available at this time.

Police investigating suspicious death in Appleton

SUNDAY 9/15/19 2:18 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — The Appleton Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death from Sunday morning.

Police say they were dispatched for a welfare check for a non-responsive man around 5:40 a.m. to the 500 block of W. Johnston St. in Appleton.

Arriving officers found the deceased man. Officials say the investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released.

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