NEW INFO: More DNA/Evidence Headed to Crime Lab in Schneller Murder Case

By: Julia Fello Email
By: Julia Fello Email

Breanna Schneller

Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardell says more DNA samples and other undisclosed evidence from the crime scene of Breanna Schneller's murder have been sent for testing at the state crime lab in Madison.

Earlier, three samples were taken and sent for testing. That number is now up to 7.

It's been a more week since the 18-year old Schneller was found dead of multiple trauma in her Wausau apartment.

The chief says all his detectives working on the case. They're busy gathering time frames, cell phone records and other information about her death.

"There's been a number of pieces of evidence that we've recovered from the crime scene and also there are some additional evidence we've recovered from search warrants we sent down there," says Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel.

The laboratory director in Wausau says DNA evidence can be found anywhere at a crime scene.

"It's usually the touched items where we find it. It might be a drop of blood at the crime scene, it might be a fingerprint or smudge that we swab for DNA instead of testing for fingerprints," says Wausau Crime Lab Director Michael Haas.

Haas says it may take more than a month for DNA results to come back from the crime lab in Madison.

If you have information on the case, please call the police at (715) 261-7991.

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