At 5:00 a.m. on January 30, 2014, members of the Winona Fire Department and Winona Police Department responded to a fully involved boathouse fire on Latsch Island. The boathouse was unoccupied and did not have electricity or a gas supply.
During the investigation, fresh foot prints were discovered at the destroyed boathouse. Since there is no evidence of an accidental cause, investigators have determined that the fire was a result of arson.
If anyone has information that can help solve this crime, please call the Winona Area Crime Stoppers, at 507-457-6530, or the Minnesota Arson Hotline, at 800-723-2020. Rewards are offered and callers may remain anonymous.