CRANDON - UPDATE 11:10 a.m. Thursday
The woman who died in Crandon on Wednesday left behind three young children, according to a close family friend.
Brandi-lee BigJohn grew up with Savanna Larson, 25, in Lac du Flambeau.
"She had such a kind heart and was always willing to help anyone she could," said BigJohn in a Facebook message.
Larson had three children, two girls and a boy.
"She was very protective over the ones she loved," BigJohn said.
UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Thursday
Forest County Medical Examiner Larry Mathein confirmed Thursday Savanna Larson, 25, of Lac du Flambeau was the victim in Wednesday's Crandon death.
Mathein and Crandon Police Chief Dan Packard were transporting Larson's body to Fond du Lac Thursday for an autopsy. Mathein said investigators should have a preliminary cause of death by Thursday afternoon.
Packard has yet to release the identities of the three people taken into custody on Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, no formal charges had been filed in the case, according to Forest County Clerk of Court Penny Carter.
ORIGINAL STORY 4:00 p.m. Wednesday
Police put three people in the Forest County Jail on Wednesday after a 25-year-old woman was found dead in Crandon.
A report of a gunshot led police to respond to a mobile home on Crandon's north side at about 4 a.m.
Police are not yet naming the woman or the three people put in jail.
Most neighbors in the mobile home park didn't even know something had happened until they woke up Wednesday morning.
Greg Papernik, a neighbor in the mobile home park, saw several squad cars in his neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
"The lights weren't on, but there were about five squad [cars] and a couple of ambulances," Papernik said.
Papernik asked an officer on scene if an acquaintance living nearby was okay. He was told that man was okay, but in jail.
"I asked if everybody else was okay, and he said no," Papernik said.
A different neighbor said he called police at about 1 a.m. Wednesday after hearing loud arguing in the mobile home park. Another neighbor said she heard a gunshot around 3:30 a.m.
The mobile home park is just within the city limits of Crandon, and Crandon Police Chief Dan Packard is in charge of the investigation.
Packard couldn't confirm whether a gunshot killed the victim. He also couldn't say whether the gunshot came from any of the three people now in jail. But he said there is no danger to the community.
Forest County Sheriff John Dennee and his officers were on scene all day. Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono and Forest County Medical Examiner Larry Mathein were also at the mobile home park.
The state Department of Justice's Crime Scene Response Team and the Wisconsin State Patrol's Technical Reconstruction Team helped with the investigation.
Newswatch 12 will update this story as more information becomes available.
Click the link below for a photo gallery from the investigation.
Photo gallery from Wednesday's investigation
|Story By: Ben Meyer
|Photo By: Savvy Kwe Facebook