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West Salem Police investigating resident death

Kaitlyn Riley



The West Salem Police Department is in the middle of an ongoing investigation after finding a person dead Friday night.

Officers responded to a residence at 6:59 p.m. where they found the individual. Chief of Police Jeremy Randall said they cannot discuss any further details at this time.

“Please understand that at no time was the public in any danger,” Chief Randall said. “If anything further develops from this investigation, another press release will be issued to inform the public of the findings.”

The Wisconsin Department of Justice State Crime Laboratory and Wisconsin State Patrol helped with the initial investigation.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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    Jeff blakeley

    February 24, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Somebody dies, police check it out, no details and what does this have to do with modern journalism?

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