Susan LeMahieu Murder

April 17, 1980 – Madison, WI – Unsolved

The body of Susan LeMahieu was found lying in a marshy area in the UW Arboretum about 150 feet from a parking lot. A 1974 graduate of Madison’s East High, Susan was mildly retarded and physically handicapped. While she had been reported missing on December 15, 1979 police did not initially suspect foul play and had considered the possibility that she had run off or was wandering around confused as a result of her disabilities. An autopsy determined that she had died as a result of multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Susan LeMahieu (24)

One of the Capital City Murders

On November 6, 1966 two of Susan's brothers, Douglas (6) and William (4) suffocated in an abandoned refrigerator in the basement of the LeMahieu home at 1309 Cherry Ave.