Ongoing Investigations


Call 911 if you are in an emergency situation or witnessing a crime in progress. These tips pages are for non-urgent situations and allow the public to submit information to the Sheriff's Office in a convenient fashion.

The Sheriff's Office would like your help with the ongoing investigations listed below.

Barbara Nelson Homicide

Date: 8/5/1982
Where: Town of Albion, Near Edgerton, WI

On 8/5/1982, Barbara Nelson was abducted from her place of employment in the Town of Albion, near Edgerton, WI; and several days later was found murdered in Walworth County, near Elkhorn, WI. Included is the description of the suspect vehicle along with two composites of the suspects. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office are asking for your help in solving this Homicide.

Town of Dunn Armed Robbery

Date: 1/15/2011
Where: Town of Dunn, WI

On January 15th, at approximately 8:50 pm, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an armed robbery at Mobil Quick Stop, 1888 Barber Drive in the Town of Dunn.

Town of Vienna Home Invasion

Date: 11/5/2010
Where: Town of Vienna, WI

On November 5, 2010, at approximately 7:30 a.m. an armed home invasion occurred in the Town of Vienna. Upon arriving home, a resident was approached by two armed, masked male suspects. The resident was ordered into the home at gunpoint. The suspects targeted locations in the home where valuables were kept. Stolen items included jewelry, firearms, and cash. The suspects stole the resident’s vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle was recovered later on Advance Rd. south of Pflaum Rd. in Madison.