Madison police provide no new information into homicide investigation

The Madison Police Department released no new information Tuesday into its investigation of the city’s second homicide this year.

A woman returning home Monday afternoon after being away over the weekend found her roommate, a man in his mid-40s, dead in their Downtown apartment, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said Monday night.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide based on the wounds and the “manner in which we saw the death,” Koval said.

Police were not seeking a specific suspect, but Koval said investigators were extensively canvassing the area around the apartment complex at 27 N. Butler St.

Koval said the date and time of death were unknown.

The identification of the victim, which will come from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office, is being withheld until the notification of family members.

The homicide happened at the three-story, 24-unit Arkadia 27 apartment building, which is kitty-corner from the Capitol Square North parking garage at the intersection of North Butler Street and East Mifflin Street.