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UPDATE: Town of Dane murder victim ID’ed, one suspect released

UPDATE (WKOW) — A Dane County Sheriff’s Department supervisor says one of the defendants in this case has been released from jail.

The official told Channel 27 News late Friday that Jacob A. Johnson of Sun Prairie, is out after $35,000 bail was posted for him.

Johnson is set to appear in court again on November 15.


TOWN OF DANE (WKOW) — Authorities have identified the man who was murdered in a town of Dane home earlier this week.

Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office says Dalton David Ziegler, 24, was killed. The cause of his death is still undetermined at this time. The office is continuing to do additional testing.

Late Tuesday night, sheriff’s officials announced three arrests in Ziegler’s death. The suspects each face a charge of felony murder — party to a crime.

Investigators believe Ziegler was killed after a fight between a group of people in Ziegler’s home sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday. He was seen at a bar Monday evening and an acquaintance told 27 News nothing happened to suggest later violence.

[Photo from Ziegler’s Facebook]

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