District Attorney Rules Death of Foxboro Woman a “Tragic Accident”

Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank has ruled the drowning death of a Foxboro woman a “tragic accident.” 

Jenene Thompson’s body was found  on March 28 partially submerged in Bear Creek in the Town of Summit, Wisconsin. 

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigation,  Thompson’s husband told investigators that the two got into an argument at the bar that intensified as the night went on. 

Witnesses say the couple left the bar around 2:30 in the morning and watched Jenene get into the driver’s side of the car.  

Police reports indicate the argument continued in the truck. Jenene got out of the truck and Joe drove off. 

He told police he drove down the road about a mile and then turned around to pick her up, but couldn’t find her. 

Thompson was reported missing by her husband around 4:15 in the morning. 

Her body was found approximately 9 hours later, face down in Bear Creek. 

An autopsy determined Jenene died as a result of drowning. 

“Jenene accidentally stepped into a hole, twisted her leg, and fell along a culvert, where her leg was broken. This led to her accidental death by drowning.  Based on the above, the state would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt any criminal responsibility on the part of Joseph Thompson.  Again, a tragic fatal accident. Case closed,” said Blank. 

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