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Sheriff continues search for witnesses to Blue Mounds homicide

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Nicholas Day
Jacket similar to one worn by a jogger would could have been a witness the day Nicholas Day was killed near Blue Mounds.
Jacket similar to one worn by a jogger would could have been a witness the day Nicholas Day was killed near Blue Mounds.

DANE COUNTY (WKOW) – Dane County Sheriff’s detectives continue to ask for the public’s assistance to identify a runner possibly seen in the area Jan. 15 where a Blue Mounds man was found dead.

The body of Nicholas Day, 26, was discovered on County Highway JG near Bergum Road in the town of Blue Mounds. His death was later ruled a homicide.

The sheriff’s office previously released a description of this runner as being a male with a full beard, wearing a brown jacket with red striping; a jacket similar to the one seen in a photo shared by the sheriff.

Witnesses report seeing the man running in the area about the time Day was killed.

The runner is not considered a suspect, however investigators would like to speak with him or any other runners who frequently run in this area.

Detectives are also interested to hear from anyone who may have been working in the area of Highway JG, Bergum Road, Stewart County Park and Bohn Road.

This could include delivery drivers, utility workers, construction workers or anyone who may have had business in the area.

Anyone with information can contact the Dane County tip line at (609) 284-6900 or the Dane County Communications non-emergency line at (608) 255-2345. Callers can remain anonymous.

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