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State joins Wisconsin Dells death investigation; DA says victim strangled days before

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WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has joined local law enforcement in a death investigation after authorities found a body in Wisconsin Dells.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation announced their involvement in the case in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

Jeremy Lee Mondy, 34, from Janesville, is in police custody but has not been formally charged in the case. However, he was arrested on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide, according to an official with the Columbia Cunty Sheriff's Office.

Wisconsin Dells police responded to the VUE Hotel on River Road Sunday to "welfare of two people," according to the press release.

A man met the officers who told them he was OK. When authorities asked about a woman,the man said she was dead.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the woman.

Earlier this month, Mondy was arrested for allegedly strangling a 41-year old Janesville woman. Janesville Police say that woman was reported missing by a family member Valentine's Day.

Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary tells 27 News the strangling victim is the woman who was found dead at the Wisconsin Dells Hotel.

Mondy was jailed after the strangling incident, but on Feb. 4. court records show Rock County Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer approved Mondy's release on a signature bond.

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