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.
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.
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.