Police: Missing Chippewa Falls girl found dead

Posted at 7:28 AM, April 26, 2022 and last updated 7:50 AM, August 9, 2023

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (Scripps News Milwaukee) — Chippewa Falls police confirmed 10-year-old Lily M. Peters, who had been missing since Sunday, was found dead along a hiking trail in a wooded area on Monday.

This undated photo provided by the Chippewa Falls Police Department shows 10-year-old Lily Peters. Peters was reported missing April 24 and her body was found the next day. (Chippewa Falls Police Department)

The Chief of the Chippewa Falls Police Department, Matthew Kelm, said during a news briefing that the incident is considered a homicide. No one is in custody.

Kelm said the 4th-grader was last seen at her aunt’s home on North Grove Street. Her father reported her missing around 9:00 pm when she didn’t return home.

Peters’ bicycle was found “in the woods near the walking trail between the end of North Grove Street and the Leinenkugel’s brewery parking lot,” according to the statement.

Kelm said the case is a “very active and ongoing investigation.”

This story was originally published April 25 by WTMJ in Milwaukee, an E.W. Scripps Company.