Missing Milwaukee mom Emily Rogers found dead nine days after vanishing with 'multiple suspects in custody'

A MISSING Wisconsin mother who was last seen at a park last month has been found dead, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

The body of 23-year-old Emily Rogers was found in St Francis Thursday afternoon. Police said multiple suspects are in custody.

The investigation is still open and ongoing, according to police.

"The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) is thankful for all the community members that volunteered to search for Emily Rogers along with MPD," the department wrote in a statement Thursday.

"Unfortunately, Emily Rogers was found deceased this afternoon in St. Francis. This remains an open and ongoing investigation. Multiple suspects are in custody related to this investigation.

The Milwaukee Police Department sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Emily Rogers that are impacted by this tragedy."

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On Tuesday, the MPD released a statement that there was “reasonable suspicion” to believe that Rogers’ disappearance was not voluntary and that she could have been the victim of foul play.

According to the woman’s mother, Amy, Rogers had moved to Milwaukee nearly seven months ago to reportedly work things out with the father of her 15-month-old daughter, Katie.

The infant and her father were found at her paternal grandmother’s home. Police took the man into custody and records show he was arrested for a parole violation.

A GoFundMe was created by a family friend when Rogers was reported missing. 

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Rogers was last seen in the 2500 block of West Becher Street on April 26 at approximately 4.30pm.

Her friend told police that the woman's boyfriend was also last seen at the nearby Burnham Park, FOX6 reported.

The park was shut down on Monday while police searched for the young woman.

A friend told FOX6 that they found Rogers' phone in some bushes near 36th and Branting, less than a half-mile from the park.

Hours were spent searching through the park but law enforcement couldn’t find any sign of her.

“I think something bad happened to her,” said McKayla Mackey, a friend of Rogers who has helped in the search.

“If anybody knows anything, just please say something. If you got cameras that caught something, say something. Anything, even something a little suspicious.

“It might be the piece that we need. We’re missing something, and someone here in Milwaukee had to see something." 

Rogers' one-year-old child was also reported missing but was later found safe, police confirmed.

“I just want to find her and bring her home because her daughter needs her,” Mackey said to FOX6.

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Her status was upgraded to “critically missing,” which refers to a missing person that may be in immediate danger due to a number of circumstances.

Specific details regarding her disappearance have not been revealed by police.

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