A 35-year old Illinois man is in the Door County Jail and his 21-year old girlfriend is dead, the victim of an apparent homicide. Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel says his department learned of the death at 12:02 PM Sunday…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/N12881.mp3|titles=N1288]
The suspect taken into custody has been identified as Brian Cooper. Sheriff Vogel confirmed Sunday that the body of Alisha Bromfield was found in a room at the Sand Bay Beach Resort Suites and Cottages. The couple from Plainfield, Illinois were in Door County to attend a wedding at the Log Den near Egg Harbor. Cooper, who was arrested without incident, was taken to the Door County Jail pending issuance of formal charges by the Door County District Attorney. Sheriff Vogel released few details of the homicide, noting that a lot of work will need to be completed before more information is made available…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/N12891.mp3|titles=N1289]
Sheriff Vogel said that despite the fact that capital crimes are a rarity in Door County, department personnel are trained to do a thorough investigation…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/N12903.mp3|titles=N1290]
The Door County Sheriff’s Department is being assisted in processing the crime scene by the state crime lab mobile unit.