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Missing UW-Milwaukee student may have been killed

Missing UW-Milwaukee student may have been killed

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MILWAUKEE - A missing University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student may have been the victim of foul play, the Dodge County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

Acting on a tip, authorities in the Watertown area found the vehicle of Haroon Khan in a storage unit in southern Dodge County and, on Saturday afternoon, worked to remove a body from a shallow grave about 220 yards away, Sheriff Todd Nehls said.

"The body hasn't been identified yet," Nehls said. "We'll have to wait for an autopsy, probably next week."

Khan, 31, was reported missing in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Authorities in Dodge County began investigating Friday night after two teens approached Watertown police, saying their 20-year-old friend told them he killed someone.

Investigators executed several search warrants in the City of Watertown and the Town of Emmett just north of Watertown, identifying three suspects.

One suspect, a 20-year-old Watertown man, shot and killed himself late Friday night as authorities approached his home, Nehls said.

The other two suspects, a 20-year-old woman from Delafield and a 20-year-old male from Watertown, were in custody and cooperating, the sheriff said.

"We will be working with Dodge County (district attorney) William Bedker for charges against the two in custody, hopefully early next week," Nehls said.

Khan's family released a statement mourning his apparent death and thanking investigators who had searched for him, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"The family and friends of Haroon Khan mourn his very tragic death," it said. "Haroon was a lively, kind and considerate young man who was loved by all who knew him. His murder has been very difficult on his large but very close-knit family."

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