Michelle Jaeger, 39
WI, Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co.
January 9, 2010
Michelle was killed by blunt force trauma to the back of her head. Her boyfriend, Roger Rosenthal, 52, pled guilty on August 16, 2011, to second-degree reckless homicide, strangulation and suffocation, and hiding a corpse. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 17, 2011.
Michelle Jaeger was missing for about two weeks before two hunters discovered a body in the woods after seeing sled tracks leading to an area where Roger Rosenthal was known to hunt.
The day prior to her disappearance, Michelle Jaeger told a friend that she wanted out of the relationship.
After not receiving a response to numerous voicemails left over a period of twelve days, the friend contacted police. A woman whom Roger Rosenthal was having a relationship with told investigators that he had told Michelle Jaeger to move out.