(Leeds) Authorities in Columbia County have made an arrest in a 2019 homicide case. 35-year-old Keith Wolf of rural Poynette was shot on September 27th when he went to investigate a noise he heard coming from the basement. Sheriff Roger Brandner says following numerous interviews and evidence processing, law enforcement executed a search warrant in West Allis Thursday and arrested Jason Kijewski. The 43-year-old is facing a felony count of First-Degree Intentional Homicide. The handgun used in the homicide was reportedly recovered during the search warrant. Kijewski is currently awaiting his initial appearance at the Columbia County Jail. Additional charges are expected to be filed.
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the homicide death of KEITH R. WOLF. Mr. Wolf was shot and killed in his home in the Township of Leeds on September 27, 2019. Since that date, investigators have been working non-stop on this case with an ultimate common goal: find and arrest the killer and identify if anyone else was involved in the death of Keith Wolf. Investigators have interviewed hundreds of people, processed numerous items of evidence, and followed voluminous investigative leads from the forensic, ballistics, and DNA evidence obtained from Wolf’s home.
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, a search warrant was executed in the City of West Allis. Evidence items, including the handgun used in the homicide of Keith Wolf, were recovered. JASON ALLEN KIJEWSKI, age 43 of West Allis was subsequently arrested for one count of First-Degree Intentional Homicide.
With the assistance of the West Allis Police Department and the Department of Criminal Investigations, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office took Kijewski into custody without incident. Kijewski was then taken to the Columbia County Jail where he waits for his initial court appearance. Additional charges against Kijewski are expected. This investigation is still active and ongoing. Specific details of the crime are being withheld to maintain the integrity of the case.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal
Investigation, Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Wisconsin State Patrol,
Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the West Allis Police Department. This was a multi-jurisdictional investigative effort where federal, state, and local law enforcement worked together to solve this murder. Sheriff Brandner wants to personally thank all who were involved for their relentless efforts in finding justice for Keith and his family, but extends special gratitude to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jason Kocovsky and Detective Sergeant Tim Schultz, DCI Special Agent James Holmes, and all of the behind the scenes investigative team members for their meticulous, determined, and professional work.
Per the family’s request, please respect their privacy during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Keith Wolf family as they continue to grieve this egregious act.