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Two people found dead in Chilton

Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 8:32 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 5:31 PM CST
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CHILTON, Wis. (WBAY) - Police are investigating the death of two people in Chilton. They were found in a home on N. Madison St. just before 9:30 Wednesday morning.

A visiting home health worker making a regular visit to the house found the two people dead inside.

Police aren’t identifying the deceased, but a neighbor told Action 2 News they believe the two people both lived at the house.

Authorities aren’t saying where the two were found in the home or how they suspect they died, but the Chilton Police Department is reassuring the community this is an isolated incident.

“The initial investigation we do not feel that the public is in danger in any way,” Police Chief Craig Plehn said.

Police plan to release more information once the investigation is wrapped up. “It’s still an active crime scene investigation until those tests and autopsies can be completed and then we will come up with a conclusion to it,” Plehn said.

Those autopsies are scheduled for Friday.

“We just don’t want to jump the gun, say it’s this and then oh we found this, and it turns out that we look pretty foolish releasing more information than we really know for sure,” the police chief said.

Chief Plehn issued a statement earlier saying, “Family members are requesting privacy at this time. Further information will be released when it becomes available.”

Because Chilton is a small police department, the Wisconsin State Patrol is watching the scene for them during the investigation.

Police have received help from the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department, Calumet County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Calumet County District Attorney’s Office.

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