Cops hunt Lily Peters’ killer after 10-year-old’s body found in wooded area


CHIPPEWA Falls police are ramping up their search for Lily Peters’ killer around local schools and have yet to find the 10-year-old’s murderer.

The body of Iliana Lily’s remains were discovered in a wooded area not far from her bike on Monday morning outside the Lienenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, a few blocks from her Wisconsin home.

Lily was riding her bike four blocks from her aunt’s house to her house – however, the little girl never arrived and her father reported her missing.

Chippewa Falls police said: “There could be a danger to the public,” as they beefed up security at pick-up and drop-off times around Lily’s school.

Her death was compared to the 1996 case of Amber Hagerman, 9, who was snatched from her bike and found dead days later, inspiring the Amber Alert system.

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  • The police search

    Police K9s and drones searched the wooded area, as additional law enforcement members were on foot along the Duncan Creek Trail, where the bike was found.

    Lily Peters was found dead the next morning.

  • Has anyone been arrested?

    No arrests have been made so far.

    Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact CFPD.

  • Was Lily Peters murdered?

    Chief Kelm is considering the child’s death a homicide and has launched an investigation.

  • What happened to Lily Peters? continued

    Overnight, officials located a bike they believe belonged to the 10-year-old in the woods near her aunt’s home.

    “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lily Peters during this tragic time,” Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said.

  • What happened to Lily Peters?

    Officials located the body of missing child Iliana “Lily” Peters, 10, in a wooded area near the Duncan Creek Trail in Wisconsin at about 9.15am Monday.

    Lily’s father reported his daughter missing on Sunday evening after she failed to return home from visiting her aunt nearby.

    Police said the girl lived about four blocks from the family member’s home.


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