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UPDATE: Suspect in Eau Claire County homicide investigation taken into custody

Philip R. Novak
Philip R. Novak(Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 7:30 AM EDT
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PHILLIPS, Wis. (WLUC) - According to the Eau Claire Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Philip Novak is back in custody and the search is over.

At approximately midnight Wednesday, Novak was taken into custody without incident in Phillips, WI, which is located in Price County.

Novak was believed to have left the area. The latest information suggested that he could have been in northern Wisconsin or the U.P.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for all the information and tips that came in that led to the arrest of Novak. It would also like to thank the Officers from Phillips Police Department for their determination in apprehending Novak.

Although the primary suspect is in custody, the Sheriff’s Office is still following up on a number of leads and has additional interviews to conduct. As such, no further information will be released at this time.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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