WAUSAU - We have an update for you on the missing Wausau woman found in Mexico.
Connie McCallister disappeared from Wausau nine years ago. Wausau police got in contact with her via skype in September. They confirmed the woman was McCallister with a DNA test.
But how she got to Mexico has been unclear.
McCallister's family said she was drugged and taken to Mexico, and then abused.
But Wausau police said she never told them anything about that when they spoke with her about her leaving the U.S.
Police contacted her again yesterday to find out what happened.
McCallister said she left Wausau voluntarily with her 22-year-old boyfriend, Freddie Ruiz. She said they went to a party in the Chicago or Milwaukee area. She thinks she was drugged there, because she woke up in Mexico.
She wouldn't say why she didn't tell the police this in September.
Police filed a warrant for Ruiz's arrest back in 2005 on charges of child sexual assault and false imprisonment.
McCallister says she's filed paperwork to bring herself and her three children back to the U.S.
Wausau police are working with the FBI and her family to help her get back to the U-S.
We'll take you live to the Vilas County Town of Cloverland where concerned citizens will meet to discuss the possibility of a convicted sex offender moving into their neighborhood.
Drivers on U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County may soon see some lane closures while crews work on some of the bridges. We'll tell you what work will be done on the bridges and how long drivers can expect to see those lane closures.
And we'll show you a week long creative arts camp in Woodruff where 5 local women artists want to share their artistic opportunities with children.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
VILAS COUNTY - When Dee Burlingame walks into the Sayner Cemetery, she walks to the very back of it, near the wooded area.
"When we bought that plot we did so laughing and saying that the deer would come and run across us," said Burlingame.
Dee and her husband of more than 34 years, John Burlingame, have called Sayner their home for many years, even though they met in Cleveland, Ohio. But about a year ago, Dee's life took an unexpected turn.
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