Aurora 911 call a hoax

FLORENCE, Wis. — A 911 call Sunday afternoon that a man in the town of Aurora had just stabbed his wife to death, followed by the sound of gunshots, appears to have been a hoax, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller contacted the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office about 2:54 p.m. but gave an address on Fischer Lake Parkway in the town of Aurora.

But authorities who responded from Florence and Marinette counties, Niagara, Wis. police and mutual aid from Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Iron Mountain police, and Kingsford Public Safety in Michigan found no evidence of any crime at that location or a neighboring home, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

The person identified in the call was not home when officers arrived but was located and questioned; he had no knowledge of the call and was cleared of wrongdoing, authorities said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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