Beloit police responded to call at 9:30 Monday morning, an employee at Edward Jones found co-worker, 44-year-old Julienne McGuire, dead in the business. Police are not saying how the Janesville woman was killed.
"It's a terrible shocking crime--and we can assure them their police department is using all of it's resources to investigate the crime. We've called in an investigator who's on vacation, everybody in the department is working," says Beloit Police Deputy Chief Norm Jacobs.
Police say there's no evidence of forced entry to the business. Police are asking people to report any suspicious activity they may have noticed in the early morning hours.
"We're presently conducting a search of the downtown area--anyone finding a purse is asked not to touch it as it could be possible evidence in this crime," says Jacobs.
Jackie Spaford owns Hometown Diner, located right next door to Edward Jones, she says, the community is shocked by the crime.
Deputy Chief Norm Jacobs says this is an extremely unusual crime to happen in Beloit's safe downtown district and he is assuring the community that everything is being done to solve the homicide.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Chief Jacobs says McGuire is survived by teen children. This is Beloit's second homicide this year. Last year, there were four homicides in the city.