Some breaking news in La Crosse this afternoon.
as a body is discovered by a downtown alley.
Here's a look at the area....
Police were invesigating the area of State Street
between 3rd and 4th streets.
News 8's Brittany Schmidt is live near the scene where
police are working on the investigation with the latest.
The body of a young woman was found around 7 oh clock
The La Crosse Police Department says a restaurant
worker on third street found the woman's body in the
alley behind the restaurant and called police.
When police arrived, they blocked off streets and
started talking to possible witnesses.
Police say the woman is a white female in her 20s.
The medical examiner, along with the La Crosse Fire
Department, were at the scene.
When asked if foul play is involved, Lt.
Patrick Hogan says he can't answer that at this time...but
he did say police will be checking into everything,
including dumpsters...they even looked at the roof
top of the building.
we have several investgators on the scene checking
the area, making contact with the businesses and residents
in the area, they will be checking video cameras.
The police tape has been removed and the streets have
Investigators are still talking to possible witnesses
to piece together what happened.
I did talk to the owners of State Room and Diggers
Sting who said they cannot comment on this time.
Reporting live from downtown La Crosse, Brittany Schmidt,
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