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Wausau police: Stephanie Low was murdered


Wausau Police now believe a missing Wausau woman was murdered the night of her disappearance in 2010.

October 10 is the third anniversary of the disappearance of Stephanie Low.

The Wausau Police Department told Newsline 9 her disappearance is being investigated as a homicide.

"We believe she was murdered in her apartment and then her body was taken from it," said Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel.

Chief Hardel says his department has received more than 300 tips in connection with investigation, some as recently as last week.

"We clearly have made progress, it's just that we haven't made quite the progress that we want because we want to resolve this, we want to hold those individuals responsible, so we're not quite there yet but we are getting close," said Hardel.

But police say they do have leads. Chief Hardel said Wednesday that Kristopher "Spider" Torgerson is now a suspect in Low's death and disappearance.

"He is absolutely a suspect," says Hardel. "His name was connected with Stephanie Low's disappearance and now he's connected with her death investigation."

Torgerson has not been charged with any crime connected to Low. He was sentenced to prison early this year on unrelated charges.

We reached out to Stephanie Low's family for comment. But, our calls were not returned. A balloon release is scheduled for Thursday to honor the third anniversary of Low's disappearance.

Police ask that you call them if you have any information about this case.

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