Police Collect DNA Evidence

By: Julia Fello Email
By: Julia Fello Email

Authorities are sending three DNA samples to the State Crime Lab in connection to 18-year-old Breanna Schneller's murder.

Police say they found the D.C. Everest High School Senior dead inside her Wausau apartment Saturday.

Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel says they're testing to see if DNA from the scene matches Schneller's fiance, his brother or an acquaintance who has not been named, but tells us none of them are considered suspects at this time.

Students at D.C. Everest High School plan to hold a vigil for in honor of Breanna tomorrow.

The assistant principal tells us many people are having a hard time with the news of her death.

"If students need to talk and discuss what they're thinking and anything they need, they have someone to talk to," said D.C. Everest Assistant Principal Todd Bohm.

Breanna's family has created a memorial fund in her honor. Donations will be accepted at the Peterson Kramer Funeral Home located at 1302 6th Street in Wausau.

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