*This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.*
Wisconsin authorities are investigating after two people were found tossed into a ditch. Foul play is likely, police said.
NBC 15 reports that around 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a jogger contacted 911 after finding a man and woman in the University of Wisconsin Arboretum ditch. First responders pronounced one victim dead at the scene, while the other one was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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University of Wisconsin Police Department called the deaths a “deliberate act” but not a murder-suicide.
#BREAKING: Double homicide investigation at the UW Arboretum. pic.twitter.com/bYBH9Go2TB
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“We do believe at this point though but someone else is responsible for this. So we are looking for somebody who may have been responsible for this. It’s not like we believe we’re looking at a murder-suicide. We believe that deliberately somebody took these two individuals’ lives,” Marc Lovicott with the UW-Madison Police Department said.
Authorities are asking the public to avoid the arboretum area, particularly the Wingra Street entrance, as they continue to investigate.
It’s unclear if the deaths happened at the campus or if someone dumped the victims at the school after harming them somewhere else. The victims’ name are not yet known.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.
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