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‘Too close to home:’ Suspicious death under investigation at Village of Pewaukee residence

PEWAUKEE -- Police are investigating a suspicious death at a residence near Meadow Creek and Lexington in the Village of Pewaukee. Officials are speaking with a person of interest after being at the scene for hours.

"That's too close to home and I don't care for that," said Jim Flesses, neighbor.

Death investigation near Meadow Creek and Lexington in the Village of Pewaukee

Neighbors say the area is usually quiet.

Death investigation near Meadow Creek and Lexington in the Village of Pewaukee

"We've never had any issues in the 31 years that I've been here," said David Keihl, neighbor.

With police squads and a command post just down the road, the investigation -- lasting hours -- has a lot of neighbors on edge.

"I don't want to use the word unnerving but it is," Flesses said.

Officials said in a Facebook post, officers were called to the residence around 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3 for a welfare check.

"Since then we are investigating a suspicious death," said Lt. Matthew Carney, Village of Pewaukee Police Department.

Death investigation near Meadow Creek and Lexington in the Village of Pewaukee

Pewaukee police asked for help from several police departments regarding the suspicious nature of the investigation.

A woman who lives across the street says she's always had a weird feeling about the complex.

Death investigation near Meadow Creek and Lexington in the Village of Pewaukee

"Something about those condos didn't sit right with me," the woman said.

The biggest question is, what happened?

"He couldn't tell me anything that's just the way it is," said Flesses.

It's a question with very little answers as police say it's an open investigation.

Death investigation near Meadow Creek and Lexington in the Village of Pewaukee

Assistance was requested from the Major Investigation Unit, along with assistance from the Village of Elm Grove Police Department, the Village of Hartland Police Department, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wisconsin Crime Lab.

Anyone who may have additional information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Waukesha County Communications Center at 262-446-5070.

Village of Pewaukee police presence in neighborhood

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