Green Bay Police investigating “suspicious death”, working with U.P. police

Police think a person drove the victim's car from Green Bay to the Upper Peninsula
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:21 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Police say they are investigating a “suspicious death” on Packerland Drive on the city’s west side.

At 8:29 a.m., officers were asked to check on someone’s welfare at an apartment at Mission Hill Apartments, across the street from Southwest High School. Police found a person dead at the address.

Police Commander Kevin Warych said responding officers immediately deemed the death “suspicious.” Detectives and the forensics unit quickly responded and have been on the scene all day trying to figure out what happened. Green Bay police did not refer to it as a “homicide.”

Warych could not tell us about the victim or what might have occurred. “It’s too preliminary to release any of that information,” he said. “There’s so many things that have to occur -- that notification of next of kin, the investigation and -- in these situations are so delicate because there’s so many variables, so many things that if information gets released, it could hurt the investigation, which we don’t want to do.”

Michigan State Police sent a separate news release saying their troopers had been called to help Green Bay investigate a homicide. MSP said a suspect in the investigation is believed to have stolen the victim’s car and may be in the Upper Peninsula. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to Michigan police. The Iron Mountain post is assisting with the investigation.

The vehicle is described as a dark blue, 2013 Ford Fiesta with Wisconsin license plate 207-HUH. Police say if you see the vehicle, call local police immediately. Don’t approach the car or anyone with the car.

“We want to locate that vehicle because we believe that the person responsible or the person who has a vehicle or anybody associated with that vehicle may have information that may help investigators understand why the death occurred,” Warych confirmed.

Meanwhile, investigators are expected to be at the apartment complex all night.

Green Bay police were asked to check on a person's welfare in an apartment
A death investigation on Packerland Dr in Green Bay. Aug. 2, 2022.
A death investigation on Packerland Dr in Green Bay. Aug. 2, 2022.(WBAY)

Police have not released information on the victim or possible suspect.

“The investigation is in its preliminary stages,” Green Bay Police say.

If you have information, call the Green Bay Police Department at 920 448-3200.

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