PLOVER, Wis. (WSAU) - A man is in custody for the murder of a Plover woman. 32-year-old Jose Luis Flores has been arrested for allegedly killing 36-year-old neighbor Jamie Koch, and then disposing of her body by trying to burn it in a vehicle at a remote Waupaca County farm field.
Waupaca County deputies were called to the Town of Harrison Wednesday morning at about 11:00 a.m. after someone found the partially burned vehicle. The Chestnut Arms apartment building Koch lived in was searched by state crime lab officials Thursday. Flores was arrested Friday, and remains in the Portage County jail. He is likely to have a bond hearing sometime this weekend with the Waupaca County judge by video conference call. Formal charges have not yet been filed.
An autopsy has been performed on Koch, but investigators have not released any information about how she died or when. They also have not released information about the vehicle Koch was found in.