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UPDATE: Sheriff investigating death of teen in town of Mineral Point

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Iowa County Sheriff's officials say a 13-year-old girl's death last month is suspicious, and an investigation continues.

Officials say the death investigation involves a sprawling, rural property in the Town of Mineral Point at 1049 Miller Road.  They say the teen died May 31.

The property includes two homes and several buildings, and is fronted by a sign calling the complex Prairie Station.  

A 27 News crew Wednesday spoke with an adult and a teenager at one of the homes, who acknowledged the 13-year-old's death but declined any other comment.

Iowa County records show the property is owned by a limited liability corporation.  The LLC's registered agent, Madison attorney Peter Garson, declines comment on the property's use and who lives there.  Tax bills for the property go to a Waunakee address, but the registered agent for the LLC connected to that address could not be reached.

Mineral Point School District administrator Luke Francois says the victim's property is within the district's attendance boundary, but says the teen did not attend school in the district.  Francois says it's possible she was home schooled.

A neighbor says a family moved on to the property two weeks ago, raising the possibility the victim attended school elsewhere.

A 27 News reporter left a message at a business connected to the head of the new household at the Prairie Station property, but has yet to receive a response.

Sheriff's officials say child sex trafficking.has been ruled out as any factor in the incident.


IOWA COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Iowa County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl that occurred May 31 in the town of Mineral Point.

Iowa County land records show the girl was found in 3-acre area dubbed Prairie Station. It is owned by an LLC, and state records indicate a Waunakee couple is connected to the land.

The news release issued Wednesday, titled "Suspicious death," said that the investigation is ongoing and there are no indications that child sex trafficking or a threat to the public exists.

Mineral Point School District officials tell 27 News the girl was not a current student.

"The sheriff's office is working diligently to gather factual information regarding this matter, which may take a considerable amount of time," read the news release.

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