BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) — Two cold cases in Jackson County are back in the forefront and now the sheriff’s department is hoping a university in Texas and a national database will bring closure and justice.
In a press conference Monday Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera announced a renewed effort by detectives to solve two of the county’s oldest cold cases.
Sheriff Waldera says in both cases the victims were dismembered and their remains were never identified.
“They discovered a plastic garbage bag with the remains of a human head,” Waldera explained.
The first case is from August 1978 where a human skull from a man was found by a logging crew in the township of Knapp in Jackson County.
The second is a case from October 1990, where the dismembered body of a 24-year old woman was found in two shallow graves in Brockway Township.
“The first step in