UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man found dead Wednesday in the town of Blue Mounds.
Authorities said 26-year-old Nicholas J. Day, from Blue Mounds, died of "homicidal violence."
The medical examiner's office completed Day's autopsy Thursday and continues additional testing.
Day's death remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
Friends of the family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Day's funeral costs.
UPDATE (WKOW) – What was originally thought to be a fatal hit-and-run Wednesday has turned into a homicide investigation, the Dane County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon.
Preliminary autopsy results by the Dane County Medical Examiner show the victim's death was not the result of a motor-vehicle crash.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office says it happened sometime between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m. just south of Bergum Road in the Town of Blue Mounds.
The victim is a 26-year-old Blue Mounds man.
Investigators continue to seek the public’s assistance with gathering any information related to this crime.
Anyone in the area of County Highway JG near Bergum Road in the town of Blue Mounds between the hours of 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm on Wednesday, January 15, is asked to call the Dane County Communications Center non-emergency line at 608-255-2345 or the Dane County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 608-284-6900. All callers can remain anonymous.
Detectives will spend the day speaking with residents in the area, and are seeking any video that might have been captured from businesses or home surveillance cameras.