ASHLAND, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) A 14-year-old boy is being held for the suspected murder of a 52-year-old man in Ashland. William Saari died at his home on Monday night. He was still alive when police and rescuers arrived at the house, but they couldn't save him. Police said the youngster is in an undisclosed Wisconsin detention facility. They did not say how the youngster was connected to the victim -- and for now, they're not saying the type of weapon that may have been used.
Ashland Police Captain James Gregoire said his officers are confident that the 14-year-old was responsible for Saari's death, but it would take awhile to sort out the evidence.
Counselors were made available yesterday for Ashland school students and staffers who needed help coming to grips with the incident.