Western Wisconsin Homicide Suspect may be in Northern Wisconsin or the U.P.
Written by Jesse Baroka on June 22, 2022
NORTHERN WISCONSIN / U.P. – The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a homicide suspect that may be in northern Wisconsin or Upper Michigan. 36-year-old Philip Novak is the suspect in a homicide that occurred June 16 in Eau Claire County. The victim in this homicide was identified as 46-year-old Eddie L. Banks. Banks died of a gunshot wound. Anyone with information as to Novak’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Eau Claire Communications Center non-emergency line at 715-839-4972. The Sheriff’s Office is actively working with multiple local, state, and federal agencies to locate Novak.