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UPDATE: Investigators Search Highway for Clues in Mazomanie Homicide

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: Fri 9:47 AM, Feb. 27, 2014

MAZOMANIE, Wis. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies plan to continue looking for evidence along a Dane County highway as they investigate a homicide.

WISC-TV reports authorities searched along Highway 14 east of Black Earth Thursday afternoon and planned to renew that effort Friday.

A family member found 43-year-old Cheryl Gilberg fatally shot at her home in the Village of Mazomanie Sunday evening. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Authorities have named a Janesville man as a person of interest. The 39-year-old man is being held in the Rock County Jail on unrelated charges.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 7:48 AM, Feb. 26, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have named a Janesville man as a person of interest in the shooting death of a woman in her south-central Wisconsin home.

The Dane County sheriff's office said Wednesday the 39-year-old man is being held in the Rock County Jail on unrelated charges.

A family member found says 43-year-old Cheryl Gilberg in her home in the Village of Mazomanie Sunday evening. The medical examiner says Gilberg was shot in the head. Her death was ruled a homicide.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Rock County prosecutors filed drug possession and bail jumping charges against the man on Tuesday.


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