Homicide investigation: Sources say body of woman found dead on east side was stuffed in tote

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MILWAUKEE -- A homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside a home on Milwaukee's east side Monday night, October 24th -- the fourth murder in Milwaukee since Monday afternoon.

Kayla Bauske

Kayla Bauske

According to police, officers were called out to a residence on Arlington Place near Brady Street shortly before midnight for a welfare check.

Upon arrival, officers were let inside by an occupant of the residence. Once inside, officials discovered the body of a 23-year-old woman. She has been identified as Kayla Bauske.

Police say a 22-year-old man is in custody.


A Milwaukee Police Department sergeant told FOX6 News this is a "major investigation" but could not offer further details Tuesday morning.

Sources tell FOX6 News Bauske's body was stuffed into a plastic tote and left in a bedroom.

Kayla Bauske

Kayla Bauske

Police have not released how the woman was killed. They said the circumstances of her death, including the time of death, remain under investigation.

"It does not appear to be [a shooting] at this time," said Lt. Joseph McLin Tuesday morning.

Police say the victim and suspect were acquaintances.

Neighbors FOX6 News spoke with said the area where this happened is quiet, but in recent weeks, they've noticed a violent change.

"Shocked, kind of angry, disappointed. This isn't the type of neighborhood where you think this stuff would happen," said John Opgenorth, neighbor.

oman found dead inside residence on Milwaukee's east side

This death is now the fourth homicide under investigation since Monday afternoon, October 24th. Of the cases, two have resulted in arrests.

Kayla Bauske

Kayla Bauske

As of now, all four homicides are unrelated.

"Every one appeared to be separate -- and every one appeared to be senseless," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Mayor Barrett didn't hold back when asked about the string of homicides.

"It is just insanity that people are solving their problems by using guns. It is just insanity," said Barrett.



Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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  • michaelwilliams851

    This is why it is important to get to know who you wish to be in a relationship with and then sometimes you are still at risk . Many females are not protected from angry ex-boyfriends so they need to get protection orders plus file criminal complain . Hopefully this person of interest is the right Suspect .

  • Metal Maniac

    When seconds count… The police are minutes away. And MPD is an hour and a half away.

    Every woman should learn to use a firearm.

  • Sheila Moyet

    I think is is so stupid when people say they are shocked that this would happen in their neighborhood. Are they blind…crime and violence is taking over the ENTIRE city. Nobody is safe anymore. Milwaukee has turned into a cesspool of crime and violence. Thank you Barrett!

  • Facts

    She was probly an attic and of he got scared and probly had drugs and did not want to go to jail. Fear will make the brain crazy

  • marcus wilson

    another senseless murder and tom the trolley terrific is blaming guns police say it doesn’t appear to be a shooting. lets build trolley lines and forget about crime people will come from all over but will they leave? I know I will

  • Metal Maniac

    “It is just insanity that people are solving their problems by using guns. It is just insanity,” said Barrett

    So would you prefer them solving their problems with hammers and plastic totes? Or maybe with cars?

    The fact is that Milwaukee is a giant ghetto. You can’t change anything except move out like Detroit did.

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