VILAS COUNTY - Police still need to arrest the person who killed a Phelps woman back in May.
Hikers found the body of 47-year-old Luann Beckman on a trail near Noseeum Lake.
Investigators then ruled it a homicide and sent all the evidence to the state crime lab in Madison.
The Vilas County Sheriff told Newswatch 12 they've interviewed dozens of people and have a list of suspects, but they need DNA evidence for an arrest.
"We're waiting for the science to point us in the right direction," said Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath. "It would be wonderful to develop a DNA profile to lead us to somebody. Or be able to get a full profile to be able to compare to people in the area that we've gotten leads on."
Sheriff Fath told Newswatch investigators had to submit some evidence to the FBI crime lab. He said the state crime lab found a partial DNA profile and needs to send it to a place with more advanced technology.
"I mean we still get calls from the community, but it's not substantive," Fath said. "You know it's, I heard this, I heard that, I think this, I think you might want to talk to this guy, which we do. But we will continue to follow up on those leads."
He said investigators do think the suspect is local and someone Beckman knew.
If you have any information, you can call the anonymous tip line, 1-800-78-CRIME.