Newly unsealed documents shed light on Kelly Dwyer case

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County recently unsealed the affidavit for the search warrant that led to the search of Kris Zocco's apartment on Milwaukee's east side. The affidavit detailed how Kris Zocco, the last person to see Kelly Dwyer, claims his last night with her went.

 
The affidavit says 39-year-old Kris Zocco told police 27-year-old Kelly Dwyer visited him at his apartment on the 2000 block of N. Prospect Ave. He said she came over to party, which typically included drinking alcohol, using powder cocaine and engaging in sex acts. 
 
Zocco says Dwyer came to his apartment around 10:00 p.m. on October 10th. He claims she called a drug dealer named "Tone" to see if he could supply her with an eight ball, a street term for over three grams of cocaine. Zocco told police he usually pays for the cocaine Dwyer buys from Tone. He says the two of them walked to an ATM to get the money, and then drove to Tone's residence near the intersection of E. Pleasant St. and N. Water St. 
 
According to the affidavit, Zocco claims he gave Dwyer the $300 to pay Tone. Zocco says he and Dwyer returned to his home to do lines of cocaine, smoke marijuana and drink vodka.
 
Zocco told police Dwyer changed into a dress before going to a bar in the area. Police say video surveillance shows Dwyer leaving Zocco's apartment for the bar wearing the same clothing she originally arrived in.
 
Zocco alleged he and Dwyer woke up in his apartment around 9:00 a.m. on October 11, 2013. He says she told him she was leaving and heard the door click behind her. Police say surveillance video did not show Dwyer in any part of the building or exiting the building like Zocco claimed.
 
The affidavit says Zocco told police he left the next day to take his summer equipment to his parents house in Richfield. He says he left at 6:35 p.m. and returned the same day at 8:45 p.m. Police say surveillance video shows Zocco getting into his car at 6:15 p.m. and returning the next day around 2:15 p.m.
 
Police dog detects odor of human remains at Zocco's apartment building
 
Milwaukee police called in a K-9 from the Madison Police Department called K-9 Molly. K-9 Molly is trained in detecting the odor of decomposed human remains. Police searched Zocco's apartment building for traces of decomposed human remains.
 
K-9 Molly detected the odor of human remains in the first floor trash room. The trash room in Zocco's apartment building is a locked area where trash placed in trash chutes is collected in green dumpsters. K-9 Molly indicted the odor came from next to one of the green dumpsters. K-9 Molly also found the odor of human remains on a shovel in the southeast corner of the trash room.
 
K-9 Molly also discovered the scent of human remains in the apartment building's parking structure at parking stall 213, Zocco's parking stall is eight spaces away.
 
Police brought K-9 Molly to the same floor Zocco resided. K-9 Molly detected the scent of human remains on the exterior of Zocco's apartment door. She also smelled the odor of human remains on the floor's trash chute.
 

 

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