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Authorities investigating homicide in Dunn County, suspects in custody

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Dunn Co Case

DUNN COUNTY (WQOW) - The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death in the county and calling it a homicide.

Sheriff Kevin Bygd said on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 17, authorities responded to a suspicious death of a man in the town of Dunn.

Neighbor Katie Mellenthin lives just a few houses away, and she says hearing it be ruled a homicide is sad news.

"Seeing the law enforcement presence more around here lately, it is a little scary I guess you could say. We have a young family and we're used to this community being together and strong," Mellenthin said.

Suspects are in custody, Bygd said. He did not say how many or who they are.

The sheriff said he believes the incident is isolated and those involved knew each other. He said the public is not in danger.

"I just want to thank the Dunn County force for trying to keep everybody safe and for doing their jobs. Hopefully justice can be done and we just hope and pray for the family for healing," Mellenthin said.

There was a large police presence on 440th Street on Thursday afternoon when News 18 was in the area. That is west of Highway 25.

This is a developing story.

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