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Man arrested in Mosinee for Altoona death


ALTOONA, WI (WSAU) -  The man apprehended in Mosinee Wednesday is now back in Eau Claire County’s jail awaiting charges. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was arrested after a high-speed chase near Mosinee. Xiong was wanted in connection with a suspicious death in his Altoona, Wisconsin residence in the 1200 block of 10th St West.

Altoona is a community adjacent to Eau Claire’s east boundary. Police there found a deceased person in the home. Police haven’t released the identity of the person found, but have said the death is “suspicious” and they believe Xiong is connected to the death.

Ziong fled the area. Marathon County Lieutenant Fred Goch says the suspect first went to a home in Marathon City, and then left that residence. That’s when the suspect’s family made a phone call...NWS 7842 :15 sec. “...officers found him.”

Xiong’s vehicle was spotted Wednesday on Old Highway 51 in Mosinee about an hour after receiving the call from his family.

Goch confirms that Xiong has been returned to the Eau Claire County jail, where he awaits a Friday initial appearance in court.

Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King told WSAU that he is “reviewing the case” and “has not made a decision on charges yet.”