Man convicted of Buffalo County murder walks away from Vilas County work site

By: WSAW-TV Email
By: WSAW-TV Email

The Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office, Vilas County Sheriff's Office, and the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections are investigating the case.

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) -- A convicted murderer is missing after he walked away from a work site on Tuesday in Vilas County.

The Oneida County Sheriff says 54-year-old Todd Brecht is an inmate at the Camp McNaughton State Prison. He was at a work site located at 9041 Highway 70 in Vilas Co. when he walked away about noon.

Brecht is described as 5'6" weighing 160 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

According to a press release, Brecht is currently serving a life sentence for a murder in Buffalo Co. He was convicted of shooting his brother-in-law in the back during an argument with a .22 caliber rifle on 10/17/85.

If you have any information, you are asked to call your local law enforcement.


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