Officials of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a death in Orion Township in southern Richland County. The Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 2:44 pm Saturday reporting a subject who needed medical attention at 22004 Catherine St. in the Town of Orion. When Emergency responders and Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the scene, the body of a 32 year old female was located inside the residence. The woman found dead as Rachael A. Pauls, 32, of Muscoda. It appeared the victim had suffered substantial trauma to her face. Deputies began a search for a male subject who had reportedly fled the scene. Richland County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dane Kanable deployed K-9 TITAN who quickly and successfully tracked and located that male subject. He was detained for questioning and subsequently booked into the Richland County Jail on a probation violation. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is working closely with the Richland County District Attorneys Office. The incident remains under investigation.
Other Agencies assisting in the incident: Muscoda EMS, Muscoda Police Department, Richland County Coroners Office, Richland County District Attorneys Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Justice Mobile Crime Lab and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation
– Richland County Sheriff’s Department