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5 years later, Kelly Nolan murder investigation is still active

MADISON (WKOW) -- Five years later, Madison police are still searching for information that will lead them to Kelly Nolan's killer.

On Saturday, June 23, the 22-year-old went missing. The UW-Whitewater student was found murdered about two weeks later, her body was left in a Fitchburg field.

"Not being able to have closure as to why this occurred, how this occurred, is heart wrenching for everybody involved," says Officer Howard Payne, Spokesman for the Madison Police Department. Payne says the case is still active and they have two detectives looking for the person(s) responsible.

Payne says that according to the lead detective, there are still things that haven't been done and people that haven't been interviewed.

Nolan went missing after a night out in downtown Madison. Police say she was last seen in the 500-block of State Street. "We're really looking for people out there that might think they have some innocuous information that is really not that important, but it's probably extremely important to us as we're still attempting to connect the dots in this scenario," Payne says.

On July 9, 2007 Kelly Nolan's body was found in a wooded area near County Highway MM and Schneider Drive just outside of Oregon. While police have ruled Nolan's death a homicide, they have never released how she was killed.

Payne says, "The detectives involved in this case feel that the manner of death, releasing that information would jeopardize this case in someway or another."

Detectives say Nolan's murder hasn't been linked to any national cases. For now, they're focusing on Madison, UW-Whitewater and Waunakee, where Nolan grew up.

If you have any information regarding this case, you're asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

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