Wisconsin Dells police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman found in her home April 4 at 322 Washington Ave., leaving behind a young daughter.

Police identified the woman as Tetiana Huzhva. Wisconsin Dells police arrested Fuad Pashayev, 31, April 4 in connection with her death after he returned to the residence.

Chief of Police Jody Ward said in a press release the Wisconsin Dells police dispatch received a call at about 4:37 p.m. April 4 from Montgomery County authorities in Pennsylvania. The call led to officers performing a welfare check at the home where they found the woman's body.

A neighbor said the woman had a young child. Calls to the Wisconsin Dells Police Department about the welfare and placement of the child were not immediately returned.

“It’s so sad that this happened and now this (child) is left behind,” the neighbor, who lives on Washington Avenue but asked not to be identified, said. “She has to grow up without parents.”

Ward said police “identified immediately” a person of interest in the case. Pashayev, 31, returned to the residence later in the evening and was taken into custody.

According to Ward, the incident was a “domestic situation,” and there was never any risk to the public.

An autopsy is scheduled for the early afternoon on April 4. Pashayev is currently incarcerated at the Columbia County Jail awaiting formal charges.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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