Man arrested in connection with body found in Bellevue

Bellevue murder Douglass Detrie is the suspect Nicole Vanderheyden is the victim (WLUK)

Police say they've arrested a man in connection with a body found in Bellevue over the weekend.

Captain David Konrath of the Brown County Sheriff's Department held a news conference Monday night.

Konrath said the woman found in a field on Hoffman Road on Saturday is 31-year-old Nicole Vanderheyden of Ledgeview.

Click the play button above to watch the news conference.

On Monday, investigators searched the area of a home on Berkley Road in Ledgeview.

Vanderheyden shared the home with her boyfriend, 34-year-old Douglass Detrie.

Officials say they arrested Detrie at his parents' home Monday and are recommending charges of first degree intentional homicide.

Investigators say they found blood located near the home and they are not looking for a weapon.

Konrath said Vanderheyden's injuries were substantial but would not reveal cause of death.

Officials believe the incident happened early Saturday morning but are not ready to reveal any details of what occurred.

Konrath says he expects investigators to be on scene at the Ledgeview home for the next few days.

Vanderheyden had three children, one she shared with Detrie.


FOX 11 has a crew on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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