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KENOSHA — Graphic testimony about Lashe Zalar’s death offered new insights Thursday about what might have happened to the 20-year-old Kenosha woman before she was found burned in Nedweski Park.
Details about the timing of her death, the condition of her body and what evidence showed about her possible sexual assault came from Dr. Agnieszka Rogalska, the Milwaukee County medical examiner who did Zalar’s autopsy, and Kenosha Police Detective Joshua Hecker, the lead investigator in her murder. View Article
Kenosha police and firefighters discovered a dead body while extinguishing a grass fire at Nedweski Park late Monday morning.
Kenosha police said Wednesday they had not yet made a positive identification of the body found in the middle of a grass fire at Nedweski Park on Monday.
The Kenosha Police Department did not release any further information Friday regarding the body that was found in Nedweski Park Monday morning.
Nedweski Park has opened back up to the public a week after a body was found in a burned area.
KENOSHA — The identity of the body found in Nedweski Park has been confirmed as 20-year-old Lashé Zalar of Kenosha, according to the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s office.
A 21-year-old Kenosha man suspected of first degree murder is being held in Kenosha County Jail in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in Nedweski Park.
The Kenosha man charged with raping and burning a woman alive in Nedweski Park was released from prison five months before the killing.
The suspect charged Thursday in the murder of Lashé Zalar has been in police custody since July 23.
A 20-year-old Kenosha woman was out for a walk in Nedweski Park when a man forced her into a secluded area, raped her, cut her throat and set her on fire while she was still alive, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Neighbors were relieved to learn someone had been charged for the murder of a 20-year-old woman set on fire in Nedweski Park, but some said Friday they were frustrated they didn’t know sooner about the suspect’s arrest.
As details emerged about Lashé Zalar’s murder and some people questioned why police did not announce sooner the arrest of her alleged killer, Joshua P. Braithwaite, one local woman said she hoped people would not forget the young woman or her family.
Despite continued questions from neighbors near Nedweski Park, Kenosha police confirmed Monday they would not discuss the death of a 20-year-old Kenosha woman burned alive there last month.