Lantern Project: 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. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
There is no obituary posted at this time. If we become aware of one, we will post it here.
News Story: "(Muscoda, WI - WKOW) -- Muscoda police are releasing details of a domestic abuse call from Saturday that ended in what they say is an apparent suicide. Officers arrived at the scene at 317 W. River Road early in the evening to find 63-year-old Candice Carr bound with duct tape. She'd also been severely beaten.
Carr told officers the she and her boyfriend, David Friese, 61, also of Muscoda - which is in Grant County in southwestern Wisconsin, had gotten into a verbal argument that quickly turned physical. She told police he'd hit her several times with an aluminum bat and when she tried to fight back, he tied her up with duct tape and continued hitting her.
Investigators say the assault went on for several minutes and ended when Friese took his own life with a 12-gauge shotgun. Carr was able to free herself and called 911"...Read more