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Local, federal authorities investigate threatening letter sent to teen

Investigation graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
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STOUGHTON, WI (WTAQ) - Stoughton Police say they have enlisted the help of the state crime lab, FBI and the U.S. Postal Service to investigate a threatening letter sent to a black teenager last week.

Family members say the letter, sent to an 18-year-old, depicts the lynching of two men with the teen’s face placed on one of the victims.

Police say the letter contained a Madison postmark but no return address.

Authorities note that they are taking this as a serious offense, adding that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and those responsible will be prosecuted.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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