MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - It's been six-and-a-half years since UW-Whitewater student Kelly Nolan disappeared in Madison -- and the cause of her death has just now been documented.
Authorities say a death certificate for the 22-year-old Nolan now indicates that she died from blunt force trauma to the torso, including fractures. Until now, the cause of her death was simply listed as "pending."
Investigators said Nolan was out with friends in Madison in June of 2007, and she apparently went off with a man who knew her before she vanished for good. Her body was found a few weeks later in a nearby wooded area.
Madison Police believe Nolan was murdered. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said two detectives continue to pursue leads in the case.
One lead cropped up from outside Wisconsin last year. DeSpain said he hopes the new publicity will encourage somebody with information to come forward.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)