CHIPPEWA Falls police are stepping up their search for Lily Peters’ killer around local schools and have yet to find the 10-year-old’s killer.
The body of Iliana Lily’s remains was discovered in a wooded area not far from her bike Monday morning outside Lienenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, a few blocks from her home in Wisconsin.
Lily cycled four streets from her aunt’s house to her house – however, the little girl never came, and her father reported her missing.
Chippewa Falls police said, “There may be a danger to the public,” as they tightened security at pick-up and drop-off around Lily’s school.
Her death was compared to the 1996 case of Amber Hagerman, 9, who was torn from her bicycle and found dead days later, inspiring the Amber Alert system.
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Who was Lily Peters?
Lily was in fourth grade at Parkview Elementary School.
Police have ruled her dead as a homicide after finding the child’s body in a wooded area Monday morning.
Police are searching
Police K9s and drones searched the wooded area as additional law enforcement members were on foot along the Duncan Creek Trail where the bike was found.
Lily Peters was found dead the next morning.
Has anyone been arrested?
No one has been arrested so far.
Police urge anyone with information to contact the CFPD.
Was Lily Peters murdered?
Chief Kelm considers the child’s death a homicide and has launched an investigation.
What happened to Lily Peters? went on
During the night, officials found a bicycle that they believe belonged to the 10-year-old in the woods near her aunt’s home.
“We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Lily Peter’s family and friends during this tragic time,” said Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm.
What happened to Lily Peters?
Officials found the body of missing child Iliana “Lily” Peters, 10, in a wooded area near the Duncan Creek Trail in Wisconsin around 9:15 a.m. Monday.
Lily’s father reported his daughter missing Sunday night after she did not return home after visiting her aunt nearby.
Police said the girl lived about four blocks from the family member’s home.