Woman dies after being trapped under vehicle in parking structure, suspect in custody

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Homicide investigation at Froedtert Hospital parking structure

MILWAUKEE -- A gruesome discovery inside a Froedtert Hospital parking structure on Friday, Jan. 25 launches a homicide investigation.

A 33-year-old woman is dead after being trapped and frozen underneath a vehicle. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old man has been taken into custody in the case.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the parking structure around 3:45 a.m. on Friday for reports of a person trapped under a vehicle.

Homicide investigation at Froedtert Hospital parking structure

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found an unconscious woman trapped under a vehicle. She was bleeding from the head. Officials say the woman had a weak pulse and was frozen to the ground. The vehicle was crashed into a wall of the parking structure and had some damage. There were no occupants inside the vehicle.

Wauwatosa Fire Department responded and began attempting to free the woman. She was transported to the hospital  -- where she was pronounced dead at 4:21 a.m.

Homicide investigation at Froedtert Hospital parking structure

Around 9 a.m., the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office received a call about an individual at a day reporting center near 37th and Wisconsin that appeared to have been involved in some kind of incident. Sheriff Earnell Lucas told reporters squads responded to that location and took into custody a 27-year-old man.

Homicide investigation at Froedtert Hospital parking structure

"It’s a shame for how it happened. It’s just very gruesome as well," said Anthony Moroder, a student at Wisconsin Lutheran College. "I just send my best prayers to her, to the family that are affected by this, just know God will be with her always."

Officials have not yet determined either a motive or connection between the victim and suspect in this case. They are also reviewing video from the structure. Officials say they will identify the victim as soon as next-of-kin has been notified.

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