Update on Township of Spencer Homicide Investigation

Submitted to OnFocus – On December 29, 2020, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer Police Department responded to a call of a deceased male at the south end of Abe Lincoln Ave. just south of Swamp Road in the Township of Spencer. The property is in the McMillan Marsh Wildlife area located in Marathon County and the body was discovered by a fur trapper.

The victim was identified as 20 year-old City of Marshfield resident, Christian C. Schauer. It was apparent he died from injuries sustained that day at an unknown location. Foul play is suspected and the incident is being investigated as a homicide by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office and the Marathon County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

We are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black 2005 Chevrolet Impala with license plate AHT6900. If located, please use caution as the occupant(s) may be armed and dangerous. If anyone has information about the incident or the related vehicle please contact the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office at 715-261-1200, option 1, or anonymously through Marathon County Crime Stoppers at marathoncountycrimestoppers.org.

No other information will be released at this time. Our sincere condolences go out to family and friends of the victim.

Scott R. Parks

Marathon County Sheriff

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