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UPDATE: Autopsy Results Show Altoona Murder Victim was Strangled

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A charge of 1st degree intentional homicide has now been filed against Altoona man who was arrested earlier this month in Mosinee.

Ying Xiong, 41, is suspected of killing his estranged girlfriend. Autopsy results show the victim, Panhia Vue, 35, of Altoona was strangled to death.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WEAU-TV, Xiong told a deputy he was “sorry for what he did, but she did something stupid”.

The complaint says officers responded to a home on 10th Street West in Altoona on June 11. They found Vue’s body in a shed on the property. She had severe burns on her upper abdomen, and investigators found burn marks in the shed as well.

The complaint goes on to say that Vue and Xiong had domestic problems in the past, and have a five-month-old child together.

Xiong will return to court later this month.

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UPDATE: 6/14 at 1:59 p.m.

The Altoona Police Department is releasing more details about the victim in homicide case in that city.

According to WEAU-TV, during a bond hearing Friday morning in Eau Claire County Court, District Attorney Gary King told the court that victim, identified as Panhia Vue, was found in a shed at the crime scene.

The DA says the female victim had burns to the abdomen. The two had been living together at the home on 10th Street West in Altoona.

The victim was last seen on June 9. Xiong left the home on June 11. When Xiong was arrested Wednesday in Mosinee investigators say he more than $19,000 on him.

King says there is video of Xiong and Vue at a convenience store in Altoona on June 9, and it appears to show Vue wearing the same pants as she had on when her body was found.

King says an autopsy shows Vue was strangled. He also told the court that the couple had domestic issues in the past, and that Xiong has anger issues when he drinks.

Online court records show Xiong is currently going through a divorce. The victim is not his estranged wife.

Xiong remains behind bars on a $500,000 cash bond.

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UPDATE: 6/13 at 2:33 p.m.

The Altoona Police Department is confirming that a man arrested Wednesday in Marathon County is a suspect in an Altoona homicide case.

Wednesday, officers from three Marathon County departments aided in the search and arrest of Ying Xiong, 41. Xiong will make his initial appearance in Eau Claire County Court on Friday. So far, online court records show no charges have been filed. The Altoona Police Department says Xiong is currently in custody.

Acccording to a news release from the Altoona Police Department, on June 11 officers responded to a report of a deceased person in the 1200 block of 10th St W. in Altoona. Police initially described the death a suspicious.

The victim's name has not been released.

The relationship between the victim and Xiong has not been released. Online court records list Xiong's address as the address where the body was found.

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UPDATE: 6/12 at 11:03 p.m.

One person is in custody after running from police in Mosinee on Wednesday. A lieutenant with the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says the person arrested is wanted for questioning by police in Altoona, which is just outside of Eau Claire.

Altoona Police are investigating a suspicious death; however, Lt. Randy Albert would not say if that was the case for which the man was arrested was wanted for questioning.

Lt. Albert tells NewsChannel 7 the Marathon Co. Sheriff's Dept. was asked by Altoona Police to look for this person after they thought he may be in the Mosinee area.

On Wednesday, shortly after 3 p.m., police located the person's vehicle on Old Highway 51. When officers turned on their squad car lights they say the vehicle pulled over near the Top of the Hill Bar. That's when the suspect jumped out of his vehicle and ran into a nearby wooded area. He was captured a short time later as a team effort with Kronenwetter and Mosinee Police and the Marathon Co. Sheriff's Department.

We're expecting to learn more on Thursday from the Altoona Police Department and the Wisconsin Dept. of Criminal Investigations.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 6/12 at 4:01 p.m.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says one person has been arrested after a high speed chase in Mosinee.

The pursuit ended just around 3:30 p.m. when the driver stopped near Top the Hill Bar and fled on foot. The suspect is in custody at this time.

Our reporter at the scene said officers from Mosinee and Kronenwetter assisted in the arrest.

The Sheriff's Department says they'll release more details Wednesday evening.


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