Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.

Necedah woman charged with homicide, hiding corpse in boyfriend’s death

  • 0

JUNEAU COUNTY (WKOW) — Charges have been filed against a woman in connection with the death of a Necedah man.

Monday, the Juneau County District Attorney filed charges against Crystal Pharis, 27. She faces first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, neglecting a child and several counts of bail jumping.

The charges are in connection with the death of Jason Dailey, 26, who investigators say died of blunt force trauma.

A sheriff’s deputy first stopped at Pharis’ West 9th Street home in Necedah around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, according to a criminal complaint. Pharis told police Dailey left the house two days earlier with some money but without his wallet. She said she did not want to report him missing.

The deputy left but returned 24 minutes later. This time a 26-year-old man answered the door. Inside, the deputy found Pharis laying unconscious on top of her two-month-old child. according to the criminal complaint.

The deputy saw a bag of pills laying next to Pharis. Later, testing showed the baby did not have drugs in its system.

A detective found Dailey’s body lying in a bedroom, covered in blankets, the complaint said. The detective could smell the body decaying as he moved the blankets. He also saw blood spatter on the bedroom door.

Authorities left the bedroom and cordoned off the house as a crime scene. A search of the house on a warrant later that day allegedly found more blood spatter on the wall near the body.

An autopsy on Dailey’s body the following day at Madison’s UW-Hospital found he died from “blunt force trauma,” the criminal complaint said. The autopsy noted six wounds to the right side of the dead man’s head and two others on the left.

Detectives interviewed the 26-year-old man who answered the door for the deputy the second time. He told the investigators Pharis had “violent tendencies” and thought Dailey cheated on her.

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office says Pharis was Dailey’s “significant other.”

Pharis has a bail hearing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday in Juneau County Justice Center.