Police give update after Lily Peters’ body found in Wisconsin woods – live

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<p>Iliana “Lily” Peters, 10, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, was found dead by police in a wooded area near her aunt’s house. Lilly was reportedly walking home but never arrived. Her body was found the morning after she was reported missing.</p><p>Iliana “Lily” Peters, 10, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, was found dead by police in a wooded area near her aunt’s house. Lilly was reportedly walking home but never arrived. Her body was found the morning after she was reported missing.</p>

Iliana “Lily” Peters, 10, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, was found dead by police in a wooded area near her aunt’s house. Lilly was reportedly walking home but never arrived. Her body was found the morning after she was reported missing.

The body of a 10-year-old girl from Wisconsin was found a day after she was reported missing.

The remains of Liliana “Lily Peters was found on Monday around 9:15am in a wooded area near a walking trail by the Leinenkugel Brewing Company in Chippewa Falls.

No suspects have been arrested in connection to the fourth grader”s death. Police are investigating the death as a possible homicide.

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lily Peters during this tragic time,” Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said.

He also warned the public that a threat to their safety could still be present in the community.

“We encourage anyone with information to please contact the Chippewa Falls Police Department and to maintain a state of vigilance as there may be a danger to the public,” he said.

Lily was last seen leaving her aunt’s house on Sunday evening, according to police. They believe she was headed home, but she never arrived. Her father called the police around 9pm to report her missing.

Police began searching for the girl on Sunday night, eventually finding her bicycle near a wooded area by a walking trail near her aunt’s house. When their initial searches failed to turn up the girl, additional police units, including K9 teams and drones, were asked to assist.

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Lily Peters: Everything we know so far

On Monday morning, ten-year-old Lily Peters was found dead of a suspected homicide in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Though no suspect has yet been arrested, police say they are actively pursuing multiple leads.

Here’s what we know so far:

Everything we know about the death of 10-year-old Lily Peters

The girl was reportedly on her way home from her aunt’s when she disappeared

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Vigil held Monday night for Lily Peters

A vigil is being held in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where 10-year-old Lily Peters was found dead of a suspected homicide.

Community members are invited to mourn and pray for Lily at a church on Bridgewater Avenue in Chippewa Falls, WEAU reported.

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Local parent remembers Lily as ‘always happy’

A father whose children knew Lily Peters says she frequently played with other kids near the trail where her body was found.

“I see her and her cousins all the time, either biking, rollerblading on a hoverboard, going up and down the street,” Jeremy Machnik told WCCO. “They sled in the back hill of our yard, and she’s always happy, always happy, even if it’s 15 degrees and snowing out.”

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After tragic announcement, an outpouring of support

After police announced the death of Lily Peters on Facebook, supportive comments poured in from across the country.

“This is so sad,” one person wrote below a post about the new tip line. “Poor baby that cannot even take a stroll by herself without the risk of getting kidnapped. We need to do better for our communities and take care of each other.”

“Prayers for my hometown and her family from AZ,” another wrote.

“My heart is broken; prayers to all involved,” someone else commented.

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Lily Peters’ bicycle was found not far from her remains

Before Lily Peters’ remains were discovered, her bicycle was found near the walking trail where her body was eventually located, police say.

Around 9pm on Sunday, the girl’s father reported her missing after she didn’t come home from a visit to her aunt’s house. Her bike was later found between that house and the trail.

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Missing girl found dead of ‘homicide’ in Wisconsin, police say

Police have launched a homicide investigation after the body of Iliana ‘Lily’ Peters was found in a wooded area

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Police say tragedy ‘threatens our sense of security’

At a press conference on Monday evening, police noted how deeply Lily Peter’ death has shaken her community.

“It is almost impossible to believe that something this horrific could happen in our city,” Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said. “And an event like this threatens our sense of security. However, I believe we will come together as a community to overcome this fear.”

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School district releases statement on Lily Peters investigation

Lily Peters’ school district has put out a statement on the homicide investigation into her death.

“The school district is working closely with the police,” the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District said on Facebook. “If you have any information please contact the Chippewa Falls Police Department directly. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.”

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Lily Peters: Everything we know so far

The remains of Iliana “Lily” Peters, 10, were discovered on Monday in a wooded area of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide, but have not arrested anyone in connection with the girl’s death.

Here’s a look at everything we know so far:

Everything we know about the death of 10-year-old Lily Peters

The girl was reportedly on her way home from her aunt’s when she disappeared

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Police create new tip line for investigation

Police have created a new tip line for their investigation of the Lily Peters case, and urge anyone with information to call it – especially because no one has been arrested yet.

“The simple fact is that we have not made an arrest in this case, so the suspect is still at large,” Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said on Monday night.

The phone number for the tip line is 1-800-263-5906.

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Police say case ‘transitioned’ to homicide investigation when remains were found

At a tight-lipped press conference on Monday night, police said the Lily Peters case became a homicide investigation as soon as her body was found.

“Once we located the deceased, at that point it transitioned from a missing person into what we believe to be a homicide investigation,” said Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm. “I can’t speak as to what the evidence is, or the specifics as to that decision making.”

Mr Kelm said he could not elaborate further, because the investigation is still being conducted.

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