Local officials have verified the cause of death for Neena Pacholke, a Wisconsin news anchor and former women’s basketball player for the University of South Florida.
Wausau Police reported Pacholke, 27, committed suicide on Friday.
According to officials, the News 9 anchor had “reportedly made suicide sentiments” before her death was found, which prompted a welfare check during which officers discovered her body.
The department declared that it will withhold any more information.
The Marathon County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wausau Police Department send their condolences to Pacholke’s family, friends, and all those who were affected by his passing. Since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Pacholke family and I want to raise awareness of this stigmatised and frequently taboo subject, according to the police.
Nobody is immune from having suicidal thoughts, regardless of their age, gender, or background.
On Monday, Pacholke’s sister Kaitlynn posted on Instagram to share the terrible news.
I’m at a loss for words, Kaitlynn said. “My little sister is no more. My closest friend of 27 years. It does not seem genuine. I only want to escape this constant nightmare.
Before the cause of Pacholke’s death was disclosed, Kaitlynn said: “For now, I know she’s not in pain anymore and I am thankful for that.”