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UPDATE: Police identify Beloit homicide victim

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Beloit police have identified the victim of a homicide that happened early Sunday morning.

She has been identified as Jennifer Falcon, 44, of Beloit.

Captain Dan Risse says a passer-by spotted a body in the street at the intersection of White and Woodward Avenue on the city's east side. Risse says arriving officers found Falcon had been shot.

A source with knowledge of the investigation says Falcon was shot in the head.

Falcon's friend, Shirley Baptist says Falcon was a mother and grandmother.

"She's a very sweet girl,:" Baptist tells 27 News. "She wasn't snooty, very sociable, very loving girl.

Online court records show Falcon was on criminal probation for two theft convictions. Records show Falcon stole items from the vacant, Beloit home of a man who is in a nursing facility.

Risse declines any comment on a motive for her killing.

Risse says detectives have collected evidence from several locations, but declines to specify what was taken, or whether a murder weapon has been identified.

Authorities ask anyone with information to contact Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at 608-362-7463.


BELOIT (WKOW) – Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning; the victim was a 44-year-old Beloit woman.






According to the City of Beloit Police department, officers went to the area of Woodward and White avenues at about 6:30 a.m. after getting a report of a person down in the roadway.

When they arrived, officers found the female victim in the road; she had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency medical services responded and took the victim to Mercy Hospital in Janesville, but she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say the investigation to this point shows that this incident does not appear to be random. The victim has been identified, but police haven't released her name pending notification of family.

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