Arrest made during investigation of missing Milwaukee woman
James Kust, Shannon Sims and Jonah Kaplan
MILWAUKEE-Thursday morning police arrested a male friend of missing Milwaukee woman on an unrelated drug charge.
Police charged the 38-year-old man with keeper of a drug house. Detectives cars were parked outside his east side high-rise on North Prospect Avenue. Residence say police have been in and out of the complex for the last three days.
"I knew something was happening through conversations with my neighbors," said Betty Satie. "We sort of connected that it had to do with the missing girl."
TODAY'S TMJ4 obtained an email property managers sent to residents at Lafayette Towers explaining the high rise was one of last places Dwyer had been before her reported disappearance.
A source close to the investigation says surveillance video shows the 27-year-old entering the building but no video of her leaving.
The 38-year-old may have been the last person to see Dwyer. While Milwaukee Police are stopping short of calling him a "person of interest", a source tells Sims the case against him is building.
Dwyer has been missing since Friday, Oct. 11. Maureen Dwyer last heard from her daughter Friday morning, but then Kelly didn't show up for work Saturday.
Dwyer's mom last spoke to her daughter on Friday, then Dwyer didn't show up to work in the Third Ward on Saturday.
Police, family and friends have been looking for her ever since.