DEVELOPING: Man now charged with homicide

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

(WEAU) - A man is now charged with homicide in Polk County after a woman was found dead last weekend.

Online court records show Scott Youngmark, 45, of Milltown is now charged with 1st degree intentional homicide.

Polk County deputies say the body of Kari Roberts, 47, was found in an apartment on Main Street East in Milltown Saturday morning.

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BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (WEAU) – A sheriff’s department has released the name of the man they suspect in the death of a woman whose body was found over the weekend.

The Polk County Sheriff says Scott Youngmark, 45, of Milltown was arrested on a felony bond violation. Sheriff Peter Johnson says he expects prosecutors to file criminal charges against him in the death of Kari Roberts, 47, of Milltown in a day or two.

Deputies responded to an apartment on Main Street East in Milltown early Saturday morning after receiving a call that someone was hurt badly. The caller didn’t identify himself. When deputies got to the apartment, they found Roberts’ body. Youngmark was found later at his mother’s house. He admitted to calling 9-1-1, but denied killing Roberts. Deputies determined that Youngmark had been drinking, which is a violation of his bond.

Investigators found evidence and took statements that suggest there were inconsistencies in what Youngmark told them about Roberts’ injuries and death. An autopsy shows Roberts died of Blunt Force Trauma injuries.

Youngmark is expected to go before a judge Monday on the bond violation.
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MILLTOWN, Wis (WEAU)—The Polk County Sheriff’s department is investigating a murder. Deputies say they were called to a home Main Street East in Milltown for a seriously injured person. Deputies say upon arrival they found a woman dead. Deputies say they have a person of interest in custody on initial charges of Felony Bail Jumping, but charges on the death are expected to be filed. Deputies are not releasing any names and the incident is still under investigation.


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