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UPDATE: Suspect in homicide investigation considered armed and dangerous, victim identified

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UPDATE (WAOW): Police continue to search for the suspect in a homicide investigation that began after a body was found by a fur trapper in Spencer Tuesday night.

Police are asking the public to look out for a vehicle described as a black 2005 Chevy Impala with Wisconsin license plate AHT-6900. It is believed to have belonged to the victim.

Anyone who sees this vehicle should call 911 or the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office at 715-261-1200 immediately, but do not attempt to follow it. Police indicate that the suspect may be armed and dangerous.

The victim has been identified as Christian C. Schauer, 20, of Marshfield. A cause of death has not been determined, but an autopsy is being performed today.

According to court records, Schauer has a number of criminal charges in several counties, including multiple charges related to possession, manufacturing or delivering THC.

In a press release, police say the injuries he sustained were from that day at an "unknown location."

No further information is being released at this time.


TOWN OF SPENCER, Wis. (WAOW) — The Marathon County Sheriff's Office says a homicide investigation has begun after a body was found on Tuesday.

The body was found near the intersection of Abe Lincoln Dr. and Swamp Rd. WSAU reports that officers believe the body was dumped at that location.

Police are looking for a black 2005 Chevy Impala with Wisconsin license plate AHT-6900.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

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