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Janesville police launch investigation after body found

UPDATE (WKOW) — Police say there is no threat to the community right now, as they investigate this death.

Police officials in Janesville tell 27 News the body found Sunday was an adult who was badly-decomposed.

Police say they have not determined how the person died or if there is any foul play involved.

Police are working with the medical examiner to determine the identity and cause of death.

"We have a feeling we may know who the person is, based on prior reports of missing people," said Sgt. Dean Sukus. "But we can't make that determination until the medical examiner's office and the medical examiner have done an autopsy."

The autopsy should be completed in two to three days.


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Police were called to a street in Janesville after a report of a body found in a wooded area, according to dispatchers.

Rock County Communications tells 27 News a call came in around 2 p.m. on Sunday from someone reporting they saw a possible body in the wooded area near the intersection of Pierce Street and Burbank Avenue in Janesville.

Janesville Police Department says officers are on scene right now investigating the call.

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