UPDATE: Judge sets bond for suspect in murder investigation
Gabriel Luis Campos
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
A Wood County judge has set a multi-million dollar bond for the suspect in a Marshfield murder investigation.
Authorities say Maisie McCullough, 18, was found dead Friday night. The Wood County deputy coroner told Newsline 9 her throat was slit and she was stabbed in the back.
On Monday, a judge ruled there's enough evidence that 20-year-old Gabriel Luis Campos committed first degree intentional homicide. He's in the Wood County jail on a $5 million bond. But official charges have not been filed yet.
Prosecutors say this is the worst crime someone can commit in Wisconsin. They say Campos has few connections to the area, making him a flight risk. That's why the bond was set so high.
Authorities say there are no other suspects in this case. According to a police report, Campos is the father of McCullough's two year old son.
Marshfield Police say McCullough was found dead in a residence in the 1300 Block of E. Blodgett Street in Marshfield shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. A few hours later, Wood County authorities sent out a missing person alert for McCullough's two-year-old son, who was missing from the residence when police arrived on scene. The alert said the child could be with his father, Gabriel Luis Campos.
Police say Campos called police to turn himself in just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday at a Wisconsin Rapids motel. The child was found with Campos unharmed and is now with family.
The Marshfield Police Department is investigating the incident. The Wisconsin Crime Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Patrol are helping with the investigation.
Authorities are now waiting for results from a toxicology report, but the deputy coroner says he does not suspect drugs or alcohol were involved in her death. Toxicology results should be available within three weeks.
Meantime, a memorial fund has been set up in McCullough's honor: