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Felony charges and graphic criminal complaint released in death of West Bend woman, 33, in FDL

March 1, 2024 – Fond du Lac, WI –  Two people are facing felony charges in connection with the death of 33-year-old Ashley Calo of West Bend, Wi.

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According to the criminal complaint the incident was allegedly supposed to be a drug deal but it ended with a fatal stabbing. Annaka Trudell, 20, of Fond du Lac has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

A portion of the criminal complaint is below.

You can choose to CLICK HERE to read the full criminal complaint. Please note the contents are graphic and could be upsetting in nature.

The criminal complaint also accuses Dawson Miller, 21, of Fond du Lac, of felony murder and aiding or harboring a felon. His preliminary hearing is March 8, 2024.

Miller is being held on $1 million cash bond and Trudell, who has a preliminary hearing March 8, 2024, is being held on $2 million cash bond.

Below is a story that ran February 15, 2024.
February 15, 2024 – Fond du Lac, WI –  The circumstances surrounding the death of Ashley Ann Calo are now being considered a homicide by Fond du Lac Police. On Wednesday, February 14, 2024 the Fond du Lac Police Department made an arrest in the alleged homicide case of Calo which occurred following a crash on February 13, 2024.

According to police, Annika Winter Trudell of Fond du Lac was arrested on charges of First-Degree Reckless Homicide in connection to the death of Calo.  Trudell is currently being held at the Fond du Lac County jail.
FDLPD also arrested a 21-year-old Fond du Lac male for Harboring or Aiding a Felon.
There is still a significant amount of follow-up to do. The Fond du Lac Medical Examiner’s Office also will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
The FDLPD would again like to thank all community members and social media followers who shared the post. Your assistance in sharing the post played a crucial role in receiving a tip that lead to the arrest. This is a great example that emphasizes the importance of community involvement and engagement with FDLPD.
FDLPD will continue to keep our community informed of any developments in this investigation while respecting the integrity of the ongoing and very active investigation.
This incident remains under active investigation by the FDLPD. If you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact Detective Nick Hahn at (920) 322-3721 | [email protected] or the Crime Alert line at (920) 322-3740, callers can request to remain anonymous. No further information is being released at this time.
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February 14, 2024 – Fond du Lac, Wi –  On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, police in Fond du Lac responded to a car crash where the driver was dead and a 3-year-old was unharmed in the passenger seat. Police deemed the death “suspicious.”

On Wednesday afternoon, February 14, 2024, with the assistance of the City of West Bend Police Department, Annaka Winter Trudell was taken into custody without incident in West Bend (WI).

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Fond du Lac Police said, “this is a significant development,” and the investigation remains “ongoing and very active.” No further information is being released at this time.

 

This is a working story, and more information will be released as details become available.
February 13, 2024 – Fond du Lac, WI – On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at approximately 6:23 p.m., the City of Fond du Lac Police Department and Fire/Rescue responded to the area of W. Follett Street and N. Main Street for a single vehicle crash. The vehicle ended up striking landscaping bricks and came to a rest sitting atop a cluster of bushes.

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FDLPD Officers responded and located a 33-year-old female slumped over and unresponsive inside the vehicle. FDLPD Officers extricated the female and performed life-saving efforts until Fire/Rescue paramedics arrived. FDLPD Officers also learned that a 3-year-old child was a passenger in the vehicle.

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The City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue transported the female to SSM Health (St. Agnes Hospital) with life-threatening injuries. Paramedics also checked out the child and noted no injuries from the crash. The 33-year-old female was later pronounced deceased while at the hospital.
FDLPD Detectives responded to the scene. The investigation into the circumstances that led up to the death of the 33-year-old female is active and ongoing at this time. The Fond du Lac Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending family notification(s).
The investigation into this crash is at the preliminary stages and remains under active investigation. No further details or information are being released at this time.
The City of Fond du Lac Police Department was assisted by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue.

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