Police investigating suspicious death on Green Bay’s west side

Published: Feb. 23, 2022 at 10:03 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2022 at 11:04 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay police are calling the death of a 25-year-old man found dead at a home on the city’s west side Wednesday a “complex investigation.” The scene is on the 800-block of Stony Brook Lane, close to Firemans Park.

Police removed a body bag on a stretcher around 5 o’clock Wednesday evening, almost 14 hours after the 911 call.

Green Bay Police Chief Christopher Davis referred to it as a “suspicious death.” He said one person is in custody. He did not identify this person or the victim.

“We believe that this incident occurred inside that residence, although we have not confirmed that yet,” Davis said.

One of the residents of the home called 911 at 3:25 a.m. Davis says not long after, officers were called to an address in the 2300-block of Eastman Ave. where they took the person of interest into custody. That person is being questioned.

Police aren’t sure when the victim died. Detectives and investigators are working to find out the cause of death, but Davis does not believe it is gun-related.

“I can tell you for one thing that it does not appear to be firearm related, but other than that detectives are still working on finding out exactly how this young man lost his life,” says Davis.

Davis says the victim was from Green Bay. He did not live at the home but was associated with people who do. Davis says the people involved knew each other; it’s not a “stranger-on-stranger” crime.

Davis could not say if the crime was drug-related. He did say it appeared to be an isolated incident and the public was not in danger. Police are not looking for additional suspects.

All day we’ve been watching detectives and the medical examiner going in and out of the home, wearing Tyvek suits (coveralls), collecting evidence. Crews are expected to be at the scene for some time.

“In a case like this there is obviously a lot of work to be done to make sure we don’t leave any evidence behind and even forensic evidence that’s not even readily identifiable. There’s a very detailed process that they have to go through to make sure they have all the evidence and collect it all and catalog it appropriately,” said Davis.

Davis anticipates charges will be filed in this case but stressed that it was too early to say which charges.

Police stop short of actually calling this a homicide but say they’re working with the Brown County District Attorney’s Office.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to call them.

We’ve talked to a lot of neighbors Wednesday. They all said this is a quiet neighborhood and that they’ve seen traffic and police at the home before but not frequently.

Sarah Thomsen, who was on the scene since 9 o’clock in the morning, describes what she saw throughout the day:

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