[UPDATED] Report: Plainfield Man Held in Girlfriend's Death in Wisconsin

Brian M. Cooper and Alisha N. Bromfield reportedly attended a wedding in Door County on Saturday.

Updated at 6 p.m. Aug. 20

A family friend of 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield said the Plainfield resident was several months pregnant when she was killed, according to the Door County Advocate.

The friend, who asked not to be named, said suspect Brian M. Cooper, 35, was not the father of the baby. 

Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel would neither confirm nor deny that Bromfield was pregnant. The sheriff has also not released any information regarding Bromfield's cause of death. 

Cooper, who has not been formally charged, is scheduled to appeaer in Door County Circuit Cort at 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

The pair reported worked together at the Joliet Home Depot store, but Vogel told the Door County Advocate it was unclear if they were employees of the store or an outside company.

He said the couple did not live together. 


Original story:

A man is being held in what Sheriff Terry Vogel called Door County’s first homicide in more than a decade, according to a Fox 11 News report from Wisconsin.

Brian M. Cooper, 35, was arrested Sunday after reportedly contacting the sheriff’s department to confess to killing his girlfriend.

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Alisha N. Bromfield, 21, also of Plainfield, was found dead in a hotel room at a resort near Sturgeon Bay, WI, according to the report. The couple had reportedly attended a wedding at the Log Den in Egg Harbor the night before.

Cooper called police Sunday and told them he had killed his girlfriend, the report said. He was arrested at a business in Sister Bay, about 35 miles from where Bromfield’s body was found, according to Fox 11.

Cooper was reportedly due to appear in court Tuesday and had not yet been formally charged.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Lucy September 06, 2012 at 02:02 PM
WOW, Ron Jidzny, aren't Plainfield and Joliet right next door to each other? It's not like he was from a town miles and miles away...Jeez, wasn't the victim a Plainfield resident? That would make it Plainfield news wouldn't it?
I Care September 08, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I hear Cooper's mom hired a defense attorney in Door County. I can't believe, after his confession, that she can support this monster; I know my mom would disown me. Shows you what type of family he comes from... evil monsters! I can't believe the family did not see signs, even that night (as it occured after his sister's wedding)as it takes a real f---ed up person to strangle a pregnant woman and then have sex with her corpse. Evil begets evil, from trash comes trash... she's now supporting her evil spawn. What a horrible family... do the community a favor and leave Plainfield!!!
Trish Harrington September 08, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Why bother hiring an attorney or spending the money? He confessed to the crimes and it seems as if he even shared a number of details. What possible defense could he have? Its not like he confessed during a questionalbe interrogation, he confessed on his own before he was in custody. Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!!! Too bad the WI tax payers have to support him for the rest of his life. They save some $$$ if WI had the death penalty.
Chad Pattan September 09, 2012 at 03:10 PM
They go through the process because it's the law...and it's his right. If he's found mentally disturbed it's an affirmative defense that can affect sentencing. Also, I'd be surprised if his lawyer doesn't claim extreme emotional disturbance; that being spurned repeatedly caused him to go into a fit of rage where he lost control of himself. I may not agree with it, but it's the law.
ACC September 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I want to see this scumbag get what's coming to him but his family should not be brought into this! I'm sure he wasn't wired right & maybe or maybe not of had a mental defect! I don't give a crap about any of those outside sources, he took ownership of what he did & that's the only smart thing he did in any of this! He should not be allowed to walk the streets, should not have even one second of freedom to possibly do this to another girl! She was so young & had a long life ahead of her that she will never get to enjoy with friends or family! She was taken away from everyone who has yet to meet her & that's sad for me to know that this is what her family will have to endure!


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