Schweers said the sheriff's office has had a suspect since early on in the investigation but continues to look at other possible suspects.
County Sheriff's Office, spent a large portion of his career working on the case as its primary detective. For several years he worked almost exclusively to find Janet Raasch's killer, and still volunteers as a consultant on the case for the sheriff's office.
Nancy Raasch said she was hopeful that the case would go to trial, but also apprehensive about the emotional toll a trial would exact.
Rifleman is just one of many people including detectives, deputies and family members who will never forget that day, and who would like to find out who killed her to bring those left behind some peace. But investigators believe that with new and former detectives working on the case, a conviction could be around the corner.
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Hunters stumbled across her body on Nov. 17, 1984 and reported it to the Sheriff's Office. An autopsy by forensic pathologist Dr. Robert Huntington in Madison revealed nothing conclusive though he told Rifleman he believed the Merrill native had been strangled.
"Janet can't talk any more," Schweers said. DOJ agents sent samples from Janet Raasch's body to the state crime lab, hoping that modern DNA methods would lead to evidence and a conviction.
time Raasch's body was found, and sheriff when her body was exhumed, said agents were working on a tip that she might have been pregnant when she was killed, which could have helped provide DNA evidence to solve the crime.
"We have a suspect, but that doesn't stop us from looking at other people," Schweers said. "When they grab some person for murdering people, we look into all of it."
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Dealing with the loss
"I still hold out hope," Nancy Raasch said. "Only time will tell."
Investigators went about their work cautiously but optimistically, careful to be respectful of Janet Raasch's remains. Investigators had a priest present to perform a re interment ceremony after the exhumation.
"We assumed it was a homicide," said Rifleman, who had been on the job for about four years when the body was found.
"We had a suspect," Potocki said. "But the proof of having enough to arrest him and take him to court, we never had that."
Leland Raasch, said that a week doesn't go by that someone asks him about his daughter.
A sense of closure
Josh Ostrowski, the sheriff's office detective currently assigned to the case, firmly believes that the search for Janet Raasch's murder will come to a conclusion.
"When you have to bury a loved one again, it's like going through everything all over again," Nancy Raasch said.
Nancy Raasch, Janet's sister and close to her in age, is one of many who still believe that one day the case will be solved.
there the day they exhumed Janet Raasch's body from its resting place at the cemetery.
A missing business major
According to police accounts, Janet Raasch was declared missing on Oct. 15, 1984, after several friends reported her missing. Friends told police that she had a duffel bag and had been dropped off on a section of Highway 54. Raasch had switched shifts at the Debot Dining Center where she worked so that she could have off to travel home to Merrill that weekend.
Janet Raasch was last seen alive on Oct. 11, 1984, after a friend dropped her off at the intersection of State Highway 54 and County Highway JJ. Her body was later found about 300 feet into the woods two miles east of that intersection in the town of Buena Vista.
"I hope they can catch that guy," Leland Raasch said. "It's an old story, I don't think they can follow up anything anymore, but you never know."
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Portage County Coroner Scott Rifleman still remembers getting the page while deer hunting on Nov. 17, 1984, that the body of a missing University of Wisconsin Stevens Point student had been found in the town of Buena Vista.
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