Serial killer in Madison?
Death of UW student called homicide
Police find her body in home off campus
Madison police are investigating the homicide of a 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student found dead Wednesday afternoon in her off-campus apartment.
Officers responding to a call to check on a resident in a duplex in the 500 block of W. Doty St. just after 1 p.m. found the body of Brittany Sue Zimmermann, said Joel DeSpain, a Police Department spokesman.
Zimmermann, a junior from Marshfield who was majoring in medical microbiology and immunology, lived at the rental unit and attended classes at UW, according to an e-mail from the university.
The cause of death has not been determined, but the Dane County coroner classified the death as a homicide, DeSpain said.
An autopsy was scheduled for today.
Police did not have a suspect in custody late Wednesday, DeSpain said.
There was no evidence Zimmermann was targeted, but police had not determined whether the killing was random, DeSpain said.
My 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student daughter has a 9mm surprise waiting for this bastard if he comes to her off-campus apartment. She will be carrying it when she is out at night, too.Thanks to the other bastard, Governor Jim Doyle, it is a crime for her to protect her life.
Nota Bene: My wife had just hung up from speaking to my daughter when I first read the tragic news of this girl's death. If I had read about it before the call, both my wife and I would have panicked. Instead, we immediately phoned her and told her to load her pistol. She was instructed to shoot anyone who tried to break into her apartment.