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Cold Cases

Cold Case #1 - Homicide 

Victim: Robert H Reese
Occurred: September 11, 1976

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Homicide of Robert H Reese, M/B DOB 05-31-1949 of 2461 W Keefe Ave, Milwaukee

On Saturday September 11, 1976 at 9:45 AM, the body of Robert Reese was found in the 7200 block of S 68th Street in the City of Franklin. Reese's body was found inside of his vehicle which was set on fire. The body was badly burned and had visible wounds to the head area.


Cold Case #2 - Homicide

Lyle G TrudeauVictim: Lyle G Trudeau
Occurred: February 1, 1986

Homicide of Lyle G Trudeau, M/W, DOB 12-22-1958 of 3803 E. Armour Ave, Cudahy, WI

On February 1, 1986 at 1121 AM, the body of Lyle Trudeau was found lying in the ditch at 3600 W Elm Road Franklin. Lyle was last seen at Cory's Port of Call, a tavern in Cudahy, on February 1, 1986. He was found beaten and stabbed later that morning at the above location in Franklin.


Franklin Police Dept.

9455 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-425-2522
Fax:  414-425-0391

Hours:  24 Hours/7 Days a Week
911 For Emergencies Only


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If you have any information about any of the Cold Cases stated above please contact Sgt. Jeremy Fadness at 414-858-2684.