Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Little public information is known on cause of death


Kimberly Wethal and Ashley McCallum

UPDATE, Oct. 26, 2016, 11:29 a.m.: City of Whitewater Police have identified the man found dead yesterday on the 900 block of Peck Street as Kenneth J. Myskewicz, age 43.

In a news release, the City of Police Department called the death a homicide and said that the suspect has been taken in custody.

Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher said there continues to be a lack of threat to the community.

“The investigation thus far leads us to believe that this was a targeted incident and not a random act.  We want to reiterate that we have no reason to believe that there is a threat to the public,” Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher said.


Whitewater City Police are investigating a death that occurred on the 900 Block of Peck Street in Whitewater. The police received a 911 call related to an unknown medical emergency at 2:22 a.m. today. The Whitewater Police Department is working in conjunction with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office in a death investigation.

“Based on the preliminary information, we have no reason to believe that there is a threat to the general public at this time,” Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher said in a press release.

Police ask that the public avoid the 900 block of West Peck Street area while the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information regarding the investigation, the police ask to contact Whitewater Police Department Detective Lieutenant Neal Kolb at 262-473-0555 ext. 4.

— Ashley McCallum and Kimberly Wethal