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Joint News Release from the Park Falls Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI):  Suspect in Custody in Homicide Investigation


Suspect in Custody in Homicide Investigation


PARK FALLS — On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, at about 5:21 pm, Park Falls Police Officers were requested to respond to an unknown problem occurring on the 200 block of 2nd Avenue North in the City of Park Falls. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female victim who had sustained multiple stab wounds. The victim was identified as Dawn R. Rambo, 37, of Park Falls. In an emergency rescue effort, officers transported the victim to Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls, where she was later pronounced dead.


The victim’s 46-year-old husband, William R. Rambo, was arrested last night on a tentative charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide. A charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide is expected to be referred to the Price County District Attorney’s Office. No further information is expected as the investigation is ongoing pending the filing of criminal charges.


Chief Scott R. Straetz, of the Park Falls Police Department, would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this investigation: Price County Sheriff’s Department; Park Falls Fire and Rescue Department; Price County Coroner’s Office; Wisconsin State Patrol; State of Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation and Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory.


Booking photo of William R. Rambo


While no formal charges have yet been filed, a defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.