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Woman Killed by Gun Injury Near Rhinelander; Armed Suspect Still at Large

Oneida County Sheriff's Office

An “armed and dangerous” suspect remains at large after a woman was found dead on the side of a road near Rhinelander on Wednesday.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said Christopher Terrell Anderson, 30, is the suspect in the case. He remains at large as of 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office had gotten a 911 call reporting a woman lying on the side of River Bend Road near Highway 8, just east of Rhinelander. The Sheriff’s Office said she died of a “firearm injury.” The call came in at about 11 a.m., according to Oneida County Sheriff's Captain Terri Hook.

Credit Oneida County Sheriff's Office
A white Chrysler PT Cruiser, similar to the one sought by police.

A Preliminary investigation pointed police to a suspect, Anderson, and a vehicle, which is a white 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser with Minnesota license plate 187 NXC.

The Sheriff's Office says he could also be driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Wisconsin plate AJR9672. Police are asking people to call 911 or 715-361-5201 if they see Anderson or the vehicle. 

Mitsubishi Outlander similar to vehicle sought by Oneida County Sheriff's Office

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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