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Brittany Zimmermann Murder Remains Unsolved 5 Years Later

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Tuesday marks the five year anniversary of the murder of a Marshfield native and UW- Madison student.

On April 2, 2008, 21-year-old Brittany Zimmermann was found dead in her Madison apartment. She was discovered by her fiance after a Dane County 911 dispatcher dropped her cell phone call for help.

Despite numerous tips and efforts to solve her murder, police have not identified her killer.

Madison police said there's nothing new to release regarding the case and declined an interview with WISC-TV.

During an interview with WISC-TV, Brittany's mother, Jean says, “It's not their fault. They've extinguished their avenues that they had been down. It's really hard for us to understand that this person is still walking around," she said.

Jean Zimmermann continues to be a voice for her daughter and continues to push for legislation that would require suspects to surrender DNA when arrested, something she thinks would help solve not only her daughter's case but others as well.

The reward fund for information on Brittany Zimmermann's killer is now at $40,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014.


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