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Vernon County man suspected of murder in roommate’s shooting death



A Chaseburg area man is suspected of murder, after a weekend shooting death in Vernon County.

Fifty-nine-year-old David Stowe called 911 on Saturday, reporting suspicious activity in the area of County Road KK.

A sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene to find the body of 75-year-old Stuart Warner of Arizona.

Investigators determined that Warner had been shot, and an autopsy was ordered.

Warner had been staying with Stowe.

Online court records show that Stowe was convicted on misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct in Vernon County in 2008.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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