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Authorities identify Mazomanie homicide victim

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MAZOMANIE (WKOW) -- Dane County officials say the woman who died in her Mazomanie home was murdered.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney held a news conference Tuesday afternoon, declaring Cheryl L. Gilberg's a homicide. Gilberg was found Sunday night by a family member. An autopsy shows the 43-year-old woman was shot in the head sometime Sunday.

Mahoney says no one is in custody related to the homicide and no one has been charged at this time. Investigators continue following up on leads coming in and working to bring the case to a close.

Authorities tell 27 News a deputy was called to the home on Scott Street earlier this month, when Gilberg filed a report regarding a domestic violence incident in December. According to Dane County court records, she recently filed a preliminary restraining order against a man, but it was not connected with that December incident. According to court records, he was taken into custody on an unrelated probation hold on Monday.

Sheriff Mahoney says everyone who has been interviewed is cooperating in the investigation and said there are no suspects he could identify at this time.

"There's nothing that points at this point definitively that this is an act of domestic violence as we're investigating a homicide now," says Mahoney. "This was not a random act, we don't believe that it was a random act, and we're working very diligently to bring it to closure."

Mahoney says Gilberg lived alone at the time of her death but he believes she was married.

If you have any tips on what happened you are asked to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney identified the woman found dead in Mazomanie Sunday.

She is 43-year-old Cheryl L. Gilberg of Mazomanie.  Gilberg lived at the home on Scott Street where she was found.

Gilberg died from a gunshot wound to the head according to the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.

No one has been charged in the homicide case.

If you have any tips on what happened you are asked to call the tip line at 608-284-6900.

We will have a live update on 27 News at 5 & 6.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Dane County Sheriff's Office tells 27 News the Mazomanie death is being called a homicide.

There will be a news conference at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

We will bring you live updates on


MAZOMANIE (WKOW) -- Dane County authorities continue to investigate a suspicious death in Mazomanie.

A Dane County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells 27 News a deputy was recently called to the home where a woman was found dead on Sunday night. On February 7, the deputy responded to a call from the homeowner on Scott Street.   A report was filed related to a domestic incident. A restraining order was issued later.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the 43-year-old woman who Sheriff Mahoney says died sometime Sunday. Investigators were on scene more than 24 hours at the Mazomanie home.

The Sheriff's Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office are expected to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to release the victim's name and other details in the case.

Tonight on 27 News at 5 & 6, we'll have the latest on the investigation.

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