BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- The Jackson County district attorney says the 1989 murder of a 9-year-old rural Black River Falls girl has been solved and the person responsible is deceased.
District attorney Gerald Fox tells The Leader-Telegram that there's been a fundamental change in the status of the case and that they believe they know all they possibly can about Jennifer Wesho's death. Fox says he'll meet with the girl's family on Thursday before a news conference to reveal the details of their investigation.
Wesho was found partially clothed, beaten and burned in the woods by her father.
The murder took place at a Ho-Chunk Nation community about five miles east of Black River Falls. A St. Paul man was arrested in 1991, but the murder charge was dismissed and he was released 22 days later.
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