Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities.
Hope House is deeply saddened by the news of a domestic violence homicide in our service area. We know it can happen at any time, yet we know we must always be working diligently to help keep people safe and promote a peaceful life for all. Our thoughts are with all that knew Tetiana. We are so sorry for your loss.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you are not alone. Hope House's 24-hour, confidential helpline is 1-800-584-6790. We are here to listen and to provide emotional support and resources.
Obituary: An obituary is not available at this time. We will post it here when it is.
Updated Article from the Portage Daily Register: Man suspected of killing wife in Wisconsin Dells faced domestic abuse charges in January
Murder suspected in death of 23-year-old Dells mother; man in custody: "Wisconsin Dells police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman found in her home April 4 at 322 Washington Ave., leaving behind a young daughter.
Police identified the woman as Tetiana Huzhva. Wisconsin Dells police arrested Fuad Pashayev, 31, April 4 in connection with her death after he returned to the residence.
Chief of Police Jody Ward said in a press release the Wisconsin Dells police dispatch received a call at about 4:37 p.m. April 4 from Montgomery County authorities in Pennsylvania. The call led to officers performing a welfare check at the home where they found the woman's body.
A neighbor said the woman had a young child. Calls to the Wisconsin Dells Police Department about the welfare and placement of the child were not immediately returned.
'It’s so sad that this happened and now this (child) is left behind,' the neighbor, who lives on Washington Avenue but asked not to be identified, said. 'She has to grow up without parents.'
Ward said police 'identified immediately' a person of interest in the case. Pashayev, 31, returned to the residence later in the evening and was taken into custody.
According to Ward, the incident was a 'domestic situation,' and there was never any risk to the public.
An autopsy is scheduled for the early afternoon on April 4. Pashayev is currently incarcerated at the Columbia County Jail awaiting formal charges.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available."