Milton Cop Takes Own Life

A body discovered on the Ice Age Trail in Janesville on Sunday is that of Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger.

Janesville Police responded to the 4100 block of Kennedy Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Sunday after a jogger reported a dead body.

Officers recognized the man as Milton Police Lietenant John Conger, and called in the Department of Criminal Investigation to help with the investigation.

Rock County Coroner Jennifer Keach says an autopsy has revealed that the cause of death was suicide.

A press release from the Division of Criminal Investigation confirms that Conger passed away as a result of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Conger, who was 43, was a 22 year veteran of the Milton Police Department.