UPDATE: Autopsy shows no signs of violence in Tomah deaths

2012-10-09T13:30:00Z 2012-10-09T16:21:47Z UPDATE: Autopsy shows no signs of violence in Tomah deathsBy Jourdan Vian | jourdan.vian@lee.net La Crosse Tribune
October 09, 2012 1:30 pm  • 

Tomah police are still trying to figure out how a man and woman died Monday, after an autopsy showed no signs of blunt trauma, gun shots or other violence that could have caused the deaths.

"Toxicology results may provide answers but are not expected to be available to law enforcement for several weeks," Chief Wesley Revels said in a statement this afternoon.

A man called police at about 10:30 a.m. Monday to report two unresponsive people.

He met officers at the house, 511 N. Glendale Ave., where police found the bodies of 35-year-old Michael Bobak and 25-year-old Tracey Small.

Both are residents there, according to the Tomah Police Department. Two children also live in the house.

According to their neighbor, Laura Ingold, Bobak and Small recently moved into the residence.

"I never talked to them, never saw them or anything," Ingold said.

Ingold did not see or hear anything out of the ordinary Monday morning, either.

Her first clue that something was wrong was when she saw the police vehicles outside.

"I walked outside to go pick up my boyfriend from work and there was a Suburban parked at the end of my driveway," Ingold said.

Another neighbor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said she didn't suspect anything violent had happened until the police blocked the road and put up yellow caution tape around the residence.

"The street was closed and I knew something was really wrong," the neighbor said.

The neighbor had never met Bobak and Smalls, she said.

"Not too many people know their neighbors in this neighborhood," the neighbor said.

It is a generally quiet neighborhood where neighbors respect each other.

"Nobody bothers each other normally," the neighbor said.

There have not been any instances of loud music or anything while she has lived there.

"That's a shock for everybody," the neighbor said.

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