Police announce arrest in death of Lily Peters
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Chippewa Falls Police say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of 10-year-old Lily Peters.
Chief Matt Kelm said Tuesday evening the suspect was a juvenile who knew the victim, but did not reveal the nature of their relationship. Kelm said he’s “confident that there’s no further danger to the public at this time.”
Iliana "Lily" Peters was reported missing by her family Sunday night. Police found her bike along the trail of a wooded area near the Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company parking lot. Her body was discovered the following morning in that wooded area.
Chief Kelm has declined to say what evidence at the scene led investigators to conclude Lily’s death was a homicide, but said the conclusion was quickly made once her body was found.
Chippewa Falls, with a population of about 13,000, is approximately 100 miles east of the Twin Cities.