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Germantown Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Arrest Suspect in Theresa Wesolowski Murder

 

GERMANTOWN - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Germantown Chief of Police Peter Hoell announced that the Germantown Police Department, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, arrested Mark J. Libecki at 7:15 a.m. this morning for the murder of Theresa Wesolowski. The suspect was taken into custody exiting his place of employment.

 

"I am pleased that the work of law enforcement and their cooperative efforts resulted in the arrest of a suspect in this matter," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "My thoughts are with the family and friends of Theresa."

 

On Friday, May 28, 1999, Theresa Wesolowski's body was found lying on Bunsen Drive in the Village of Germantown. She died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

 

The Germantown Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation have actively been investigating this case for the past 10 years. As a result of DNA evidence, the suspect in this case was developed and eventually arrested for Theresa's murder.

 

"The Germantown Police Department is pleased that this homicide case was cleared by an arrest," said Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell. "We hope that this arrest will bring some closure and comfort to the family and friends of Theresa Wesolowski, as well as to the community of Germantown."

 

Reporters and media inquiries are directed to the Washington County District Attorney's Office for further information.

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