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UPDATE: Wisconsin Crime Lab assisting in Watertown death investigation

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Courtesy: Watertown Daily Times Courtesy: Watertown Daily Times
WATERTOWN (WKOW) -- Information from the Watertown Police Department has been released regarding their current death investigation.

The release states police and fire were called to the parking lot at 607 S. Church Street regarding an unresponsive individual found in a vehicle.  Efforts to revive the person were unsuccessful and the person was determined to be deceased.

Watertown Police are conducting an active death investigation.  Also assisting in the investigation are the Dodge and Jefferson County Sheriff's Departments and the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.  The Watertown Police Department also requested the assistance of the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory.

The death investigation takes place as authorities also search for a missing woman, 28-year old Heather Stewart of Clyman.

Authorities say Stewart informed her employer she would be late to her job at Rodgers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, but never arrived Thursday.

"Heather would not, not go to work without calling for a good reason," Stewart's friend, Michelle Bautista tells 27 News. "She's very dedicated. She loved her job."

Stewart is the mother of four children, and shared an apartment with her youngest child, and a live-in boyfriend.

Police officers were posted at her apartment much of Friday.

Watertown Police officials released no information to indicate any connection between the death investigation, and Stewart's disappearance. But Stewart's loved ones gathered at the death investigation scene, and friends said a Ford sedan removed from the scene resembled Stewart's car.

A Watertown Police official says more information on the death investigation, and the missing person search is expected to be released later Friday.

Authorities are not releasing the identity of the deceased person until family members have been notified.  An autopsy is pending. 

WATERTOWN (WKOW) --- A Watertown Police official says they are investigating a death in the parking lot of Shopko and the old Pick N Save in Watertown.

Police tell 27 News that a body was found in a car in the parking lot just after 9 a.m. this morning.

Dodge County Sheriff's Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, and the State Justice Department are helping in the investigation.

We will continue to update you as we find out more.


WATERTOWN (WKOW) --- The Watertown Daily Times reports police are on the scene of a death investigation at the old Pick N Save in Watertown.

Officials will not confirm if this investigation is related to the missing Dodge County mother, Heather Stewart.

WKOW is on the way to the scene and will bring you more here on WKOW.com


WATERTOWN (WKOW) -- Officials with the Watertown Police Department and the Dodge County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing 28-year old woman, who failed to arrive for work Thursday.

A friend says Heather Stewart of Clyman is the mother of four children.

Chief Deputy Scott Smith tells 27 News Stewart did not arrive for a work shift at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. Smith says law enforcement officers are focused on a certain area in their search, but declines to identify the location.

Smith says there's concern for Stewart's welfare, but declines to comment on whether investigators believe she's the victim of foul play.

For more on this developing story, visit wkow.com

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