Three days after a body was found in Lake Mendota, two men were charged with homicide in the death, authorities said.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday afternoon that Rudy Alberto Ramirez-Millan, 27, of Waunakee, and Juan Aguilar-Vargas, 27, of Madison, are being held in the Dane County Jail on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of 23-year-old Jacob Payne, of Fitchburg.
Payne's body was found Saturday afternoon by a canoeist in Lake Mendota off Governor's Island, according to the sheriff's office. Detectives said the body had obvious signs of injury when it was recovered.
Payne did not have a permanent address, but had most recently been staying at a vehicle repair shop at 4260 Acker Road in the town of Burke, according to investigators.