OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK) — Investigators from the Michigan State Police and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office released four cropped and redacted photos Wednesday, asking for the public’s help in identifying an unknown location. They say it’s part of a joint investigation into illegal voyeurism.
Full footage appeared to show people changing into swimsuits. And these photos have gone viral.
These photos are believed to have been taken somewhere in Wisconsin or Upper Michigan.
They can be from a community pool, aquatic center, campground, water park, or similar location.
Michigan State Police said their investigation began in 2019 and relates to unlawful voyeurism, or the criminal act of surreptitiously seeing a person without their consent in a place where the person has a reasonable expectation of private life.
Although the place where these photos were taken is unknown, at present, how they were discovered is no longer a mystery.
“Part of what happened was that a search warrant was executed at a residence and a computer hard drive was seized. These images were actually taken from that hard drive. computer,” said Michigan State Police Gladstone Post Detective Sgt. Joseph Racicot. of what was there.”
One person has been arrested, as a result of this search warrant, but has not been charged in connection with these particular photos.
The suspect is in custody in Upper Michigan but has ties to Winnebago County.
Officials say the person lived in Winnebago County, before apparently moving to Upper Michigan.
“Because the suspect has ties to our jurisdiction, we believe from the footage that we’re able to post, we don’t know the location of that, we’re kind of trying to cover all the bases, and his previous contacts in our jurisdiction led to our contact with them [Michigan State Police] and, subsequently, our contact with the media, trying to locate where the footage may have been created,” said Detective Lt. Chris Braman of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.
Tips poured in.
“We’ve also had some advice that the Wisconsin Dells might be a place of interest, and the Green Bay area, so we’re trying to reach as many people as possible, get the footage out and hopefully someone will see it. and it’s like ‘I know where it is’,” Braman said. “We’ve had a lot of interest from the public, so we have some advice to follow.”
Beyond mere knowledge of location, investigators want justice done.
“There are many unidentified victims in these photos that we would really like to be identified and do justice for, and any help in locating them would be greatly appreciated,” Racicot said.
Investigators say they will release more information when the location is identified.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Joe Racicot at Michigan State Police, Gladstone Post (906) 428-4412.
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