Apparent Murder, Suicide In Watertown Under Investigation

(Watertown) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in the city of Watertown. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says his department is assisting the Watertown Police Department in the death of a 52-year-old male and a 16-year-old male. Authorities were called to 909 Country Lane at 3:42am on Saturday.

Schmidt says “evidence at the scene indicates that this was most likely a homicide-suicide in which the 52-year-old male is believed to be the actor.” The sheriff assured the residents of the quiet neighborhood where the incident occurred to be confident that there is no active threat to the community.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Scene Unit and the Dodge County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted investigators at this scene.  Names are being withheld pending notification of family members.