Mazomanie Double Homicide Investigation

February 10, 2015
Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

On February 9th, at approximately 11:30 pm, Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at the Rio Valley Mobile Home Community located at 10359 CTH Y in the town of Mazomanie. On arrival, deputies located two victims of apparent gunshot wounds. Resuscitation efforts by deputies on the scene were unsuccessful. One of the victims of the shooting was a 15-year-old female. The second victim was a 39-year-old male.


A person of interest was taken into custody at the scene. Deputies and detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.


This was not a random act and there is no danger to other members in the community.


The 15-year-old victim was a student at Wisconsin Heights High School.  The Dane County Sheriff's Office is working in consort with the school district as they activate their support protocol for students and staff.  The Dane County Sheriff's Office asks that inquiries into the incident be directed to the Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer to allow the Wisconsin Heights Community to focus their support efforts.


Further details on the incident will be made available as the investigation progresses.