Live-in boyfriend of woman whose body was found in Bellevue field released from jail without charges

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GREEN BAY — Authorities have released without charges the live-in boyfriend of a 31-year-old woman whose body was found in a field in northeastern Wisconsin last month.

WLUK-TV reports the man walked out of the Brown County Jail Friday, June 9th without speaking to reporters.

Brown County District Attorney David Lasee says he’s not comfortable that authorities have enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, so he’s not comfortable bringing charges.

The release came a week after sheriff’s officials put out a call for witnesses to come forward.

The body of Nicole VanderHeyden was found May 21 in a Bellevue field, about three miles from the couple’s home. Prosecutors say VanderHeyden had been strangled and beaten.

Authorities are still waiting for evidence results from the state crime lab.

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