The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide.
On Friday, March 23rd the body of a 24-year-old Eau Claire man was discovered in a car in rural Springbrook township in Dunn County. Upon discovery of the body it was clear that his injuries were not self-inflicted. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunn County Medical Examiner. The Wisconsin State Crime lab was contacted to assist with the collection of evidence and the Wisconsin State Patrol was brought in to assist with scaled mapping of the scene. An autopsy was completed by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office in St. Paul on Saturday.
The male victim in this case has been identified as Alexander L. Woodworth, 24 years old of Eau Claire. The suspect, Ezra J. McCandless, a 20-year-old female from Stanley, WI is in custody of the Dunn County Jail and is expected to appear in court at 1:15pm tomorrow for a bond hearing for the charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office continues to work on this investigation and cannot release any other details of the case at this time.
Kevin Bygd, Captain of Field Services
Dunn County Sheriff’s Office