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Murder investigation underway in Vilas County

PRESS RELEASE (Lac du Flambeau) -- On August 24, 2010, at 5:54 AM. the Vilas County Sheriff's Department Communication Center received a 911 call about an unconscious male on Strawberry Point Dr in the Town of Lac du Flambeau. EMS personnel along with Law Enforcement personnel responded to that location. Brian Loy,(38) of Greensboro, North Carolina was pronounced dead at the scene.

The subsequent investigation determined that Brian Loy died as a result of a physical altercation with another family member. No weapons were involved The exact cause of death is awaiting final autopsy results.

Scott Loy,(41) of Burien, Washington, was arrested, and homicide charges have been referred to the Vilas County District Attorney's office.

Scott Loy made an initial appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court and a $10,000 cash bond was imposed by Judge Neil Nielsen. An arraignment date of September 27, 2010 was set.

This is an ongoing joint investigation by the Vilas County Sheriff's Department, Lac du Flambeau Police Department and the Vilas County Corners Office.

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