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Wauwatosa man ID’ed as Sauk Co. stabbing victim

Authorities are investigating a death at Devil's Lake State Park on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Authorities are investigating a death at Devil's Lake State Park on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.(WMTV/Elise Romas)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Sauk County Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim in a stabbing at Devils Lake State Park as John Schmutzer, 24.

Investigators said the death is a homicide. It happened around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. It occurred on the Grotto’s trail. The state park is near Baraboo. Schmutzer is from Wauwatosa.

The sheriff’s department said Thursday they were looking for people that may have been taking photos of the foliage Wednesday and possibly captured a photo of the suspect.

On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, at about 11:38 am, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of...

Posted by Sauk County Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 16, 2020

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