Police release photo as investigation into infant’s homicide continues


ALBANY (WKOW) – Authorities in Green County say they are considering the death of an infant over the weekend in Albany a homicide.

A person of interest has been taken into custody, and authorities have released photographs that they are hoping people can identify, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

The newborn baby was reported missing Saturday, January 9 in the village of Albany and found dead the next day, according to authorities.

The DOJ has released photos of a person walking in Albany on Tuesday, January 5. That's the same day the infant was born at a home in Albany.

Anyone who saw this person walking on this date, or has any information about this person, is asked to contact the Green County Sheriff’s Department at 608-328-9400.

Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud and Albany Police Chief Robert Ritter said after being born, the infant then was taken from the home by the infant’s father.

The infant was reported missing on January 9 and found deceased on January 10.

The Albany Police Department leads this investigation, with assistance from the Green County Sheriff’s Office, Green County District Attorney, Green County Child Protective Services, Green County Coroner’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation, DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Wisconsin K9 SOS Search and Rescue.

Law enforcement sincerely appreciates the media’s assistance in sharing this information. Additionally, we respectfully request the media’s cooperation in respecting the privacy of the victim’s family and surrounding community as they grapple with this deeply distressing incident.

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