Prosecutors say suspect planned to rape and kill Lily Peters
A preliminary autopsy found that 10-year-old Liliana “Lily” Peters suffered blunt trauma and strangulation, and her cause of death was ruled homicide.
Chippewa County Coroner Ron Patten confirmed the details to The Independent on Thursday, saying a full autopsy report is expected in a few weeks.
Preliminary findings support the version of events presented in court on Wednesday that a 14-year-old boy was convicted of first-degree manslaughter, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 causing great bodily harm.
Prosecutors said the teenager, who knew the victim, led Lily along a walking path near her aunt’s house, where he allegedly punched her in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, hit her with a stick and left her. Strangled her and then sexually assaulted her.
The teenager, whose initials are C PB, allegedly admitted to police “his intention from the start was to rape and kill the victim” as they left Lily’s aunt’s house together on Sunday.
That night, Lily’s father reported her missing, and her body was found near the trail Monday morning.
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Lawmakers vow to review Amber Alert policy as Change.org petition grows
A local lawmaker has vowed to review the current Amber Alert process for missing children after a Change.org petition called for a “Lily Alert” following the murder of 10-year-old Lily Peters.
Wisconsin Rep. Jesse James said in a memo shared on the Change.org petition page that he plans to meet with local police chiefs “to discuss the current situation and examine possibilities for improvement” when children are reported missing in the state.
“We are not yet sure what can and will be changed,” it reads.
“Creating legislation is a slow process, but rest assured, this issue is very much on the radar of Rep. James.”
Local resident Eric Henry started a Change.org petition Monday morning after Lily’s body was found in wooded areas near the Chippewa Falls walkway.
In the petition, Mr Henry said there was a need to be “more proactive” when children went missing, saying “we need more things”.
“Amber alerts have never been sent because of the rules about what constitutes their use. We need something more. Any parent will agree that even if a child is missing for a short time and they need help, then help should be sent,” it reads road.
“Communities were devastated and rallied to form a team to find missing children. We can do better as a community and must be more proactive.
“We need an alert with less regulation so we can respond faster to missing children.”
Amber Alert is an emergency child abduction alert to the public as soon as possible after a child goes missing, providing information about children and abductions.
No such alert was issued for the 10-year-old when Lily’s father reported her missing at around 9pm on Sunday.
In an initial media release, before her body was found, the Chippewa Falls Police Department said her disappearance did not meet the criteria.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, three criteria must be met to issue an amber alert.
They are: the child must be 17 years of age or younger; the originating agency must have sufficient descriptive information about the child, the suspect and/or the suspect vehicle to believe that instant broadcast alerts will help locate the child; and the child must have serious risk of bodily injury or death.
There didn’t seem to be enough information at the time to satisfy the last criterion.
Change.org had more than 69,000 signatures as of Friday morning.
This is one of the fastest growing petitions on the platform.
Rachel Sharp29 April 2022 14:45
Court protects suspect’s identity
Chippewa County District Judge Benjamin Lane ordered the identity of Lily Peters’ murder suspect be protected because of his age.
During the suspect’s first appearance in court on Wednesday, the judge said he would only be addressed by his initials C PB, and neither himself nor any members of the public gallery, which could include the suspect’s family and the victim’s family, were mentioned. he. – Can take pictures or shoot.
Restrictions may change as the case progresses.
Officials said the killer was a 14-year-old boy who knew the victims but declined to confirm whether they were related.
They also declined to comment on whether the boy lived at Lily’s aunt’s house. Lily left the house with her killer and followed a trail where she was killed.
Rachel Sharp29 April 2022 13:43
ICYMI: Lily Peters: Police arrest 10-year-old suspect in connection with murder
A teenager believed to have killed 10-year-old Liliana “Lily” Peters has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a search of her aunt’s home, according to authorities.
Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm announced at a news conference Tuesday night that the suspect was taken into custody earlier that night and is no longer a danger to the public.
The police chief said the suspect was “not a stranger” but “knowing” the murdered 10-year-old.
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Marusa MuzaffarApril 29, 2022 09:30
Police chief says Wisconsin community ‘devastated’ after Lily Peters murder
Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said Thursday that the Wisconsin community has been devastated by the murder of 10-year-old Lily Peters.
Mr Kelm told Fox News: “It’s devastating. We’re ready to continue the search for the missing girl, hopefully she will show up at the school the next day, we can call off the search and then when we learn it’s not going to happen, we It was very shocking.”
Earlier, police confirmed they had arrested a 14-year-old main suspect. Law enforcement officials said the suspect was no stranger to the 10-year-old girl.
Mr Kelm said from [Wisconsin] The community leads to arrests.
Marusa MuzaffarApril 29, 2022 08:30
Everything we know about the death of 10-year-old Lily Peters
The death of 10-year-old Iliana “Lily” Peters and the arrest of a 14-year-old boy for murder have rocked the small, tight-knit community of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Lily was found dead in a wooded area near a walking trail near the Leinenkugel brewery at around 9.15am on Monday.
A preliminary autopsy on Thursday found the 10-year-old suffered blunt trauma and strangulation, and her cause of death was ruled homicide.
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Marusa MuzaffarApril 29, 2022 07:30
ICYMI: 14-year-old Lily Peters suspect released on $1m bail as court tells him ‘beat her with a stick, strangled and raped her’
A 14-year-old boy has been released on $1 million bail for the murder of Lily Peters after a court heard how he led the 10-year-old down a wooded path before using a stick Beat her, strangle her and have sex. beat her.
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Marusa Muzaffar29 April 2022 07:00
Preliminary autopsy results show Lily Peters suffered blunt trauma and strangulation
Preliminary autopsy results revealed that 10-year-old Lily Peters suffered blunt trauma and strangulation, and her cause of death was ruled homicide.
The Independent first reported the results of the preliminary autopsy on Thursday after speaking with Chippewa County Coroner Ron Patten.
Mr Patten said the results were preliminary and he expected a full autopsy report to be available in about six weeks.
He said a full autopsy would include additional tests as officials hoped the investigation into the girl’s murder was “very thorough”.
Preliminary findings support the version of events presented in court on Wednesday that a 14-year-old boy was charged with assaulting Lily, hitting and strangling her with a stick and then sexually assaulting her.
The Independent’s Rachel Sharp has the full story:
Rachel SharpApril 29, 2022 05:30
Killer strangled and sexually assaulted victim
Prosecutors revealed details of Lily Peters’ murder at a court hearing on Wednesday, saying the 10-year-old left her aunt’s house with her alleged killer and they walked together along a nearby walking track .
The suspect allegedly punched Lily in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, hit her with a stick and “strangled” her as they made their way down the path.
He then sexually assaulted the 10-year-old, prosecutors said.
Preliminary autopsy results released on Thursday showed Lily suffered strangulation and blunt trauma.
Chippewa County Coroner Ron Patten told The Independent that her death has been ruled a homicide and a full autopsy report is expected in about six weeks.
Rachel SharpApril 29, 2022 04:30
Neighbors recall seeing Lily Peters playing outside aunt’s house on the day she died
Neighbors recalled seeing Lily Peters playing with one of her cousins outside her aunt’s house just hours before she was killed.
Jeremy Machnik lives on the same street as Lily’s aunt – North Grove Street in Chippewa Falls.
Mr Machnik told Fox9 earlier this week (before the suspect was arrested) that he saw the 10-year-old girl rollerblading on the street between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.
He said she was hovering with one of her cousins and they seemed happy.
“Around between 1 and 3[pm]one of her cousins was on a hoverboard with his hands behind her back and she was clutching on roller skates,” he said.
“They were just laughing and gliding down the street.”
Later that day, Lily and her 14-year-old killer left her aunt’s house and walked along a nearby walking trail, prosecutors said.
There, the suspect allegedly assaulted, beat and strangled the 10-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her.
At 9 o’clock that night, Lily’s father reported her missing when she failed to get home from her aunt’s house.
Her body was found near the trail the next morning.
Prosecutors said the suspects intended to rape and murder the victims as they left the home.
Rachel SharpApril 29, 2022 03:30
Reddit post may have helped police find killer
A harrowing Reddit thread may have helped police find the 14-year-old boy now charged with murder and sexual assault of murdered schoolgirl Lily Peters.
On Monday night, Reddit user HomesliceNation4 commented on a post about the death of a 10-year-old girl, saying he saw a girl matching Lily’s description “with another child” on a walking path near where her body was found.
“Scary I was playing Pokemon Go in the park the other day and walking down the same trail,” the Reddit user wrote.
“My stomach rolls when I think I saw that girl in the pink/purple hoodie with another kid on a bike on my way out.”
“I suspect another child may have done it,” they added.
While making the comments, police found Lily dead in the woods next to the walking trail.
No arrests have been made and there are no suspects in the case, and police are urging the community to remain vigilant to avoid ongoing danger.
According to the missing persons press release, Lily was last seen wearing a purple 1/4 zip long-sleeve shirt, black stretch pants and grey shoes.
Other Reddit users were quick to comment on HomesliceNation4’s post, urging them to contact law enforcement, while others said they had called the whistleblower hotline to report the alleged sighting.
Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of Lily’s murder on Tuesday.
The suspect, whose initials are C PB, allegedly led Lily down the walkway, punched her in the stomach, beat her with a stick and strangled her before sexually assaulting the 10-year-old girl. violated.
Rachel SharpApril 29, 2022 02:30