Arrest Made in Nicholas Day Murder

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MT. HOREB–The Dane County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday afternoon that a suspect is in custody in the Jan. 15 homicide of Nicholas Day, 26, on CTH JG in the town of Blue Mounds.

Riley Berg, 21, of Mt. Horeb, was taken into custody by Dane County Sheriff’s detectives on Thursday evening, Feb. 13 in Mt. Horeb. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.

The motive for the killing is still unclear, and at this point, a connection between the victim and the suspect is unknown. This continues to be an active investigation and the Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from anyone who knows Berg and may have information on a connection to Day or on Berg’s activities/behavior before and after the homicide. Investigators can be reached through our tip line at 608-284-6900. Deputies and detectives will continue to have a presence in the area as they follow-up on information.

Day’s body was discovered by a passerby in the early afternoon of Jan. 15. An autopsy by the Dane County Medical Examiner revealed that he had suffered a gunshot wound and had sustained several lacerations to his neck. “Nicholas was a son, a loving father and a U.S. Veteran. This is a tragic event, that will live on for some time, especially for the two families whose lives have been torn apart,” said Sheriff David Mahoney.

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