Janesville police updates media on three cases

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by David Ade

JANESVILLE -- The Janesville Police Department addressed three separate cases during an afternoon news conference.

75-year-old Mary Coulthard's body was found on Friday May 9, 2014, in the Rock River. The autopsy shows she drowned, and police did say she sustained an injury before she drowned. Police also say the evidence doesn't indicate whether her drowning was a suicide, accident or homicide.

Police also talked about the Brittany Cross murder investigation. The last time police released information about this case, Clayton Courtney was the lone suspect in Cross' murder. Courtney told police he killed two other people.

Several police departments are checking to see if any homicides in their area may be connected with Courtney.

Janesville police also updated a missing person's case. Gerald Hockensmith has been located safely in northern Wisconsin. He had been missing for over ten days before police found him.

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