DA Judy Schwaemle and the Wisconsin Innocence
Project reach agreement for DNA testing by the
Wisconsin Crime Lab of the tissue paper and Taco
Bell cup found near Sarah's body, the “rape kit”
swabs taken at autopsy, and the underpants and jeans
Sarah was wearing when she died. Judge Fiedler
signs agreed order for testing.
disappears and is murdered; her body is found on July
|Prof. John Pray of
the Wisconsin Innocence Project writes to Penny, telling
her the tests were inconclusive and her case has been
|Penny responds, with
unanswered questions about the DNA testing -- why
promising evidence was not tested, why the parts of
Sarah's clothing least likely to contain her killer's
DNA were the only parts tested.
|Prof. Pray writes to
Penny, agreeing that the lab's efforts were poor and
more testing needed to be done, this time at a private
lab. He tells her the State will vigoroulsy oppose
the motion, and he is right. The opposition drags
out the process.
15, 2011 to
Feb. 10, 2015
Project represents Penny to obtain DNA testing by Bode
Labs of clothing and other items that seem the most
promising to yield probative DNA, that is, DNA that
excludes Penny and includes Sarah's killer. The
bulk of the costs were paid by generous people who
contributed through this website.
Some DNA from the earlier round of tests was
destroyed. There were additional delays due to
items being "lost" and then "found," and because no
standard of Sarah's DNA had ever been done. The
items tested were in poor condition, and the biological
evidence had degraded over the years.
Once again, Prof. John Pray of the
Wisconsin Innocence Project wrote to Penny, telling her
the tests were inconclusive and her case has been
pay for defense costs and DNA testing with your generous
check or money order to:
Penny Brummer Defense Fund
The People's Community Bank
P. O. Box 369
Spring Green, WI 53588
Checks should be made payable to "Penny Brummer Defense
Fund". Thank you!
website gives an overview. For details on how this
happened, who is served by keeping John in prison, and
what can be done to right this wrong, read Who Killed
Sarah, FREE to
download in pdf format. Click the cover and save to
your device. Read in Adobe Acrobat, most browsers.
for information that could
lead to the arrest and conviction of theperson(s)
responsible for the death of Sarah Gonstead. Send
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Pray has told Penny that if compelling evidence
identifying Sarah's killer can be developed, the
Wisconsin Innocence Project will re-open her case and
represent her in court.
who has read Who
Killed Sarah? or even reviewed this website
knows that we have a suspect initially under suspicion
by Madison PD, during the time Sarah was missing but
before her body was found. When Sarah's remains
were found outside the city, her murder was under the
jurisdiction of the Dane County Sheriff's Department,
and they had only one suspect: Penny Brummer.
is time to fully develop the case against this
suspect. Sarah Gonstead, Kelly Nolan and Penny
Brummer deserve nothing less than holding him fully
accountable, as do the other, vulnerable victims he
has assaulted over the years.
recently received information from unexpected sources
that confirm the suspect's connection to "one percent"
motorcycle clubs, which were engaged in territorial
disputes over drug sales in Madison when Sarah was
killed. At least three other people were
murdered by "bikers" during the weeks before and
after Sarah's murder. Two of the victims had
nothing to do with biker clubs; they simply were in
the wrong place at the wrong time.
We have located an outstanding private investigator, Suzanne
Eskola, who is already familiar with the
case and enthusiastic about developing this suspect,
following the evidence where it takes her. She
is one of the most respected private investigators in
the Midwest. This is where YOU come in.
needs to raise enough money to pay for the expenses
of investigation, to fully develop the case against
the man who killed Sarah and Kelly, and who has
assaulted numerous other victims as well.
Without your help, Penny could spend the rest of her
life in prison for his crime.
And the killer will remain free to kill again.
1) Share this story with everyone
you know using all of your social
networks. Point people to this
2) If you know anything, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do the right thing, and be rewarded
3) Ask DA
Ismael Ozanne to reopen the
investigation (Dane Co. DA's Office,
215 S Hamilton St.,Ste 3000,
Madison, WI 53703-3211)
4) Say a prayer.