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Boy, 14, held in NW Wisconsin homicide

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Police are holding a 14-year-old boy in a suspected homicide in northwestern Wisconsin.

The victim, a 52-year-old Ashland man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identify the victim as William Saari (SAR'-ree), who graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1979.

Ashland Police Captain James Gregoire says officers got a 911 call and were sent to the home shortly before 9 p.m. Monday.

By the time Gregoire arrived, Saari was being treated by medical personnel but was later pronounced dead. The victim's wife, Carolyn Saari, was not hurt.

Police say the boy is in a detention facility. Authorities would not specify the boy's relationship to the victim or say what kind of weapon was used.

The Daily Press ( reports counselors were made available to students and staff in the Ashland School District.