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Minor arrested after missing 10-year-old boy found dead in Wisconsin


A suspect has been taken into custody in the case of a missing Wisconsin girl whose body was found this week, authorities said Tuesday.

Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm identified the suspect as a ‘known’ minor of 10-year-old Iliana “Lily” M. Peters, but did not provide any additional details about the person or the charges she might face.

Iliana M. Peters, 10 years old.Chippewa Falls Police Department

No other suspects appear to be linked to Iliana’s death, Kelm said.

“We don’t think there is any danger to the community at this time,” he said.

Kelm said authorities searched a home linked to the girl’s death in Chippewa Falls, north of Eau Claire, but declined to provide further details on the warrant.

It is not known how Iliana died. Kelm said an autopsy was underway.

More than 200 tips authorities received about his death were “critical to solving this case”, he said.

Dozens of officers from local, state and federal agencies assisted, he said.

Iliana’s father reported her missing on Sunday after she failed to return from her aunt’s house.

His bicycle was found a few blocks from the house and on Monday morning his body was found in a wooded area, authorities said.

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