GREEN BAY, Wis. — A Green Bay man is charged in the killing of a woman whose body was found in a field in northeastern Wisconsin last spring.

Thirty-eight-year-old George “Steve” Burch was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 31-year-old Nicole VanderHeyden. Her beaten and strangled body was found in a Bellevue field on May 21, the day after she went to a concert and then left a bar alone.

Court documents say DNA evidence was matched to Burch. Authorities discovered Burch was questioned in a hit-and-run in June. Using information from his cellphone, investigators say they were able to place Burch near the bar VanderHeyden was last seen as well as her home and the field.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2cM3Z1G ) reports the complaint does not offer a motive for her death.


Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

VIAThe Associated Press
SHARE
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.