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Killer to be named in 1989 Jackson County homicide


BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- The name of the man who killed a Jackson County third-grader in 1989 is expected to soon be released.

District Attorney Gerald Fox said the man responsible for the death of 9-year-old Jennifer Wesho is dead and isn't related to Wesho.

He says several suspects will be cleared but declined to identify the suspected killer until a Thursday afternoon news conference.

Wesho's father found her near-nude body early Aug. 6, 1989, in a wooded area about a quarter-mile east of her house in the Sand Pillow Village of the Ho-Chunk housing development, about five miles east of Black River Falls.

The La Crosse Tribune reported she was sexually assaulted, beaten, burned with cigarettes and strangled to death in the 18 hours she was missing.


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Information from: La Crosse Tribune,

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