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Appleton Police: Woman's 'suspicious' death now being investigated as a homicide

Posted: 12:39 PM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 13:40:18-05
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APPLETON, Wis. — A woman's death originally called "suspicious" is now being called a homicide, Appleton Police say in a news release.

Police said Thursday that the suspicious death of Lee Ann Dorn is being investigated as a homicide following an autopsy by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police said more testing of evidence needs to be completed, so they are not releasing the exact cause of Dorn's death.

Dorn's vehicle was found in Kentucky last week on the same day Dorn was found dead, according to a previous report. Authorities in Kentucky arrested the person driving the vehicle. Police say he is being held on a probation hold and authorities are working to extradite him back to Wisconsin.

Appleton Police have not released the identity of the driver, but they did say in a news release that he had a "close relationship" with Lee Ann Dorn. Police are calling this an isolated incident and don't believe the public is in danger.

Police say anyone with any information related to this case should contact Inv. Joe Whitney at 920-832-5500.