Police in Oak Creek are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death, after the body of a 44-year-old woman was found in a hotel room. Police are seeking a man who checked into the same room, and whom they feel could provide substantial information to assist in this case, but are having difficulty tracking him down. They aren't calling David Lopez, Jr. a suspect at this time, but they do believe he was the last person to have seen Vicky Zaren alive.
Police say Zaren's body was found in the hotel room on November 2, and autopsy rulings did not paint a clear picture as to how she died. Through surveillance photos, police found that Lopez, of West Allis, checked into that same hotel room, and police say their investigation is being hampered by Lopez's disappearance, and others who appear to be covering for him.
"This individual has answers for us, and we believe he was in that room at some point, and in that vicinity with that person, so thay may be able to fill in a lot of blanks to help us with the investigation," Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said.
Police say they have made an arrest in the case relating not to the death, but to the investigation. They say the individual was uncooperative and gave them false information.
Zaren's family is desperate for answers, as they grieve the loss of their loved one, and they're asking the public for help.
"We need to put my sister at rest, and give her peace. If anybody knows any information, it was at the Red Roof Inn at 13th and College. If anyone heard anything out of the ordinary, or saw anything out of the ordinary, that's all we're asking for, come forward," Zaren's sister, Michelle Lunsmann said.