No arrest in Racine Street homicide
JANESVILLE Janesville police continue to investigate what they think was a weekend homicide, but they have not been able to interview Krystofer Carlisle, the only person of interest in the case.
"We have not interviewed Mr. Carlisle because his medical condition hasn't afforded us the opportunity to do so," Lt. Keith Lawver said Monday.
Police at 3 a.m. Saturday went to the home where Carlisle lived at 315 W. Racine St., Janesville, and found the body of Traci L. Moyer, 45. Moyer was the estranged wife of Carlisle, 54.
She died of "ligature strangulation," according to a Sunday news release from the Janesville Police Department.
Tax records indicate Moyer owned the Racine Street house, but she lived at a different Janesville address with her two teenaged daughters, Lawver said. She was last seen alive at noon Friday at her home, he said.
Moyer was born Elgin, Ill., and was a 1984 Harvard High School graduate. She was a line worker of USG Interiors in Walworth, according to her obituary published in today's Gazette.
Police went to Carlisle's home after one of Moyer's daughters and a neighbor found Moyer's car running in the driveway at the Racine Street house. They couldn't get inside the home, according to police reports and accounts by the neighbors.
Police also found Carlisle in the home. He was unconscious and in "medical distress," according to police reports. He remained hospitalized Monday at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville.
Moyer in November filed court papers to divorce Carlisle, according to online court records.
Carlisle in 2010 changed his name from Thomas A. Moyer II, according to online court records.
Police are investigating Moyer's death as a homicide. If that is the case, it would be the second in the city in 2012. The first was the January death of Lisa Schaefer, 49.
Police found Schaefer's body under some stairs in a home at 326 S. Parker Drive that she had shared with Michael R. Paul, 36.
Paul has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree reckless homicide. That charge was reduced from first-degree intentional homicide.
Paul faces 60 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18.