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Incident Report for Case #2018-00159411

Incident Type

Death Investigation

Incident Date

05/04/2018 - 3:00 PM


2 Governors Island Pkwy


The following is a release from the Dane County Medical Examiner:

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office is releasing the name of the woman who was found deceased in in Lake Mendota near the shoreline at Governors Island on Friday, 05-04-18.  The woman was discovered floating by a boater at or about 1455hrs.  The woman is identified as:




Madison, WI


A forensic autopsy was completed at the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office on 05-05-18.  Preliminary results of that autopsy are pending further study and investigation.  There were no overt signs of foul play disclosed at autopsy.


Additional testing is underway at this time.


This death remains under investigation by the City of Madison Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.


Last updated 05/07/2018 at 7:59 AM by PIO Joel Despain


The City of Madison Police Department is currently investigating an incident of a person discovered deceased on the shoreline of Governors Island. The investigation is currently ongoing, with no futher details available at this time.

Released 05/04/2018 at 5:54 PM by Sgt. Harrison Zanders

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