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.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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