Pierce County authorities arrest homicide victim’s wife

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Authorities in Pierce County of western Wisconsin are investigating a homicide and have arrested the victim’s wife.

A statement from the sheriff’s department on Saturday says deputies were sent to an address east of Ellsworth on Wisconsin Highway 72 for a welfare check Friday. It says they found a 60-year-old man dead. An autopsy determined he suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The man’s 66-year-old wife was arrested in his death.

The news release gave no details about a motive.