July 30, 2013
Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick says on July 13, 2013 at approx. 10:45 p.m. the staff from the Crawford County Sheriff Department working at Rock on the River were notified of an unconscious male subject near the bathrooms in the camp ground area of the fest grounds. Deputies and Emergency Medical Staff working on the grounds responded and found, 28 year old Joshua Milligan from Dubuque Iowa lying face down, unconscious in the gravel with apparent head wounds. Milligan was taken to Prairie du Chien Hospital and later transported by med flight to Gunderson Hospital in La Crosse.
Through interviews Deputies received information that Milligan was likely struck in the head during an altercation. Deputies working in pairs interviewed everyone at the campground along with every occupant of all vehicles leaving the grounds the next morning.
“The investigation has lead us to two persons of interest”, stated Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick. “The people we are looking at are acquaintances of the victim and are also from Dubuque Iowa”, McCullick added.
After it was learned that our persons of interest resided from the state of Iowa, Crawford County Sheriff’s Investigators contact the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and began a joint investigation. Search warrants in both Iowa and Wisconsin have been conducted.
“This is an ongoing investigation and once completed all information and evidence gathered will be turned over to the Crawford County District Attorney’s office for charges”, stated Sheriff McCullick.
Milligan’s condition has improved but he remains in critical condition at Gunderson Hospital in La Crosse.
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