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Wauwatosa Police Officer Found Dead

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Wauwatosa Police Officer Found Dead

CREATED Dec. 24, 2012

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials in southern Wisconsin are investigating the death of a suburban Milwaukee police officer.

Wauwatosa Lt. Gerald Witkowski says the officer does not appear to have died from natural causes.

He says a dispatcher tried to reach the patrol officer around 3 a.m. Monday but was unsuccessful. He says the officer was found dead around 5 a.m.

He didn't know if they were searching for a suspect, but he did say residents' safety risk appears to be low.

The state department of justice's criminal investigation unit is investigating.

Witkowski described the situation as fluid. He says the death is "not a believable thing" and the department has "a lot of heavy hearts."

He says officials were in the process of notifying family and other department members Monday morning.

UPDATE: A Wauwatosa police officer was shot and killed early Christmas Eve morning.


According to police, 30-year old officer Jennifer Sebena was shot multiple times sometime between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m.

Dispatchers noticed something was wrong after she did not respond to radio calls for more than 2 hours.

Police searched nearby cars and blocked streets near where her body was found. However, they did not find any suspects.