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La Crosse police waiting for test results in Bushek murder probe



More than a month after a La Crosse woman’s body was discovered in an area lake, police are still waiting for information to emerge from an autopsy.

Erin Bushek’s death is considered a homicide. The 35-year-old disappeared from her apartment June 4. She had left her car, the keys and medication behind.

Bushek was found dead June 17 in Runge Hollow Lake, about 20 miles from her home in Vernon County.

La Crosse Police Capt. Jason Melby said a pathologist in Rochester, Minn., could have new information on the Bushek’s death in the next couple of weeks.

No one has been charged in the case.

A GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses and establish a savings account for Bushek’s children has reached its goal, now at $10,875 but will continue to accept donations. 

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