by Sheriff Larry Woebbeking
Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
As stated in the previous release, on October 31, 2021, at 6:08 A.M. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a person laying in the roadway unresponsive in a pool of blood in the Town of Holway, Taylor County. The location was near the intersection of Elm Ave and Hamm Dr and the victim had been unidentified.
The deceased victim has now been identified as 27-year-old Titus Kottke of Athens Wi. We now know that Kottke had been at several bars in the Medford Wi. area on Saturday night October 30th into the early morning hours of Sunday October 31st. Kottke was last seen alive at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning October 31st walking on the road about a mile away from where he was found. An autopsy has been completed and Kottke’s injuries are consistent with that of being struck by a vehicle.
The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death and asks you call 715-748-2200 if you have any information about Kottke or the vehicle that may have struck him.
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