Boyfriend facing charges in La Crosse woman's death investigation

Courtesy: La Crosse Police Department

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The boyfriend of the woman killed in June is charged with her death.

According to the La Crosse Police Department, 38-year-old Erik Sackett is charged with first-degree intentional homicide as part of the Erin Somvilai investigation.

Police say on June 17th, the body of Somvilai was found in Runge Hollow Lake in Vernon County with concrete blocks attached to her. She had been missing since June 4th.

They say information led investigators to focus on Sackett. Investigators say Sackett was interviewed and provided statements which were determined to be inaccurate.

Sackett is being held in the La Crosse County jail and is expected in court Thursday.



 
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