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Milwaukee murder rate rises

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MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)  69 people have been murdered in Milwaukee this year – 21-percent more than on this date in 2012.

Police said one of the victims was a notable drug dealer who did business at a Milwaukee house, and kept a stash at a house in the suburbs. A newly-released search warrant identified the dealer as 33-year-old David Edison. He was shot-to-death August 24th when up to four armed men jumped over a fence into a back yard where Edison was with two women. The next day, two teens were caught burglarizing the same house. Police said they later found heroin, cocaine, and prescription painkillers in the home. No arrests have been made.

Four others were killed in separate slayings in Milwaukee between Saturday night and Monday night. The latest victim, a 22-year-old man, was not immediately identified. The others were 47-year-old Abilio Smith, 19-year-old Krystal Witek, and 27-year-old Whitney Rhodes.