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BREAKING NEWS / UPDATE: Wausau police confirm Stephanie Low's body was found in Wabeno; person of interest Kristopher Torgerson to be charged with homicide

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU)  Wausau police say Stephanie Low's body has been found. Police revealed at a news conference today that a person of interest in her death, Kristopher Torgerson, led police to her body on September 19th. The body has since been positively ID'ed by the state crime lab. The autopsy lists 'homicide' as the cause of death. Torgerson had been questioned nearly four years ago after she had first disappeared. Wausau PD say he was in custody on other charges, and agreed to sh...

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Child dies from drinking gasoline; mother charged with neglect

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MADISON (WSAU)  A Dane County woman is charged with two counts of felony child neglect, after her two-year-old daughter died from drinking gasoline and her four-year-old son got sick from it.

Sheriff’s detectives were planning to arrest 35-year-old Connie Hartmann of Marshall yesterday – but she was taken into custody just after midnight yesterday for a domestic incident at her home. A warrant in the child neglect case had been issued by that time. Online records do not indicate when she’ll appear in court.

Authorities said Hartmann’s daughter was found unconscious in a car last May, and her brother got sick. He told a doctor that he and the girl locked themselves in the vehicle and drank gasoline. The boy has been in foster care since the incident. Prosecutors quoted Hartmann as saying she would often pass out or need to take naps in the afternoons – and it forced the kids to be unattended for up to three hours at a time. She also faces possible charges of disorderly conduct and battery for the domestic incident.

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