A sketch of the suspect in the murder of Joel Marino.
The Madison Police Department has made an arrest in the homicide of Joel Marino. The Madison man was killed in his Monona Bay home on Monday, January 28 by an unknown assailant during the day, and has been the subject of significant media scrutiny since as the investigation has been criticized by the Marino family.
A statement issued on Thursday afternoon reads:
The Madison Police Department has made an arrest in the Joel Marino homicide. As part of the investigation Madison Police Detectives established probable cause to arrest a male suspect in Minnesota. Through extensive police work and information from the community Madison Police Detectives learned that our person of interest may have information pertaining to the January 28, 2008 homicide. Today, Madison Police Detectives, in conjunction with Minnesota law enforcement, made the arrest and are awaiting extradition paperwork to be completed. As of this news release, the suspect has not been formally charged in this case.
"I know this has been a real concern in the community and although there is a suspect in custody, there is a lot of hard work to still be completed by the Madison Police Department," stated Chief Noble Wray. "This remains an open investigation and detectives have more work to do to complete this case, including forensic analysis and more follow up."
The MPD will hold a press conference on the arrest at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 27 at in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building.