Updated: Greenfield Woman Stabbed to Death on Morgan Avenue

The stabbing of a 37-year-old woman, identified by multiple news outlets as Maggie Litwicki, occurred at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and a 38-year-old man is in custody.

Updated 10 a.m. July 15:

Family and friends gathered to remember a Greenfield mother Sunday, who was stabbed to death one day earlier in the 4500 block of West Morgan Avenue.

FOX 6 identified the woman as Maggie Litwicki, a 37-year-old mother of three. A 38-year-old man is in custody for the stabbing. The was expected to meet with the District Attorney's office to discuss possible criminal charges.

FOX 6 also reported there is a Facebook page set up in Litwicki's honor called "For the Love of Maggie."

Originial story: The Greenfield Police Department is investigating what appears to be a fatal stabbing incident Saturday.

According to a statement issued by the police department, officers responded to the Greenfield Police Department responded to the 4400 block of West Morgan Avenue for a welfare check at 6:02 a.m.

When officers entered the residence, they found a recently deceased 37-year-old woman. Upon initial examination it appeared the woman had been stabbed.

A 38-year-old man is currently in custody regarding this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

The stabbing occurred less than a block away from in a neighborhood that is just blocks away from both and .

Carolyn Tyler July 15, 2012 at 02:12 AM
It is also the immediate vicinity Lavealea Ball (4420 W. Morgan Ave.) chased her ex-boyfriend, Johnny Seaberry down and around the row of Townhouses, unloading two rounds of ammunition, hitting him five times. Consequently, Mr. Seaberry died. I saw the whole situation unfold right in front of me. I was hanging out clothes. When I heard the bang, bang, bang, I hit the dirt, military style, crawling for cover. This incident occurred in May 1995.
Pete July 15, 2012 at 03:47 AM
The rental properties in that area are nothing but bad news. The yards look junky, they leave trash in Coopers Hawk Park, and there is a history of domestic violence. It's really a shame because the neighborhood directly to the north is so nice, along with the Alverno. I pray for the children in this family, and I hope they are OK.
Carolyn Tyler July 15, 2012 at 05:18 PM
The Milwaukee Journal posted an online article, July 14, 2012 identifying the woman who was stabbed: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/woman-stabbed-to-death-in-greenfield-jo64fk3-162470336.html
Steve Rogers July 15, 2012 at 09:07 PM
it was such a great morning Saturday - we had just had our 1st rain in a while - temperature was perfect - so sad that some could be driven to such senseless acts in a time of such great HOPE - what happens to children left after a situation like this ? I do hope they have a stable family to take them in... slr
Steve Rogers July 15, 2012 at 09:10 PM
thanks for praying Adam - keep it up - we will join you in that ... hate to hear this kinda stuff - we also need to pray that everyone in our city realizes the HOPE that we see & feel & that life becomes valued as the priceless gift that it is ... slr
Greenfield teacher July 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Does anyone know what happened to the boys. I am one of their teachers and I am so worried about them... are they with family?
Mike S July 16, 2012 at 02:31 AM
this is the third death since 1995 along that stretch of morgan ave by the the low-income side by sides. Very sad.
Mike S July 16, 2012 at 02:44 AM
according to the milwaukee journal article they had two renters in the basement and the young man they interviewed said she took him in for a year. If this is low income subsidizied why are all these people crashing at the house ? Too many low lifes coming and going dragging the neighborhood down.Hope those kids end up some where better than with her friends.
Jean L July 16, 2012 at 03:34 AM
I'm very sad to hear this news. Living in the neighborhood I have met Maggie while our children played at the park. She was always a joy to talk to. She LOVED and supported her children. My thoughts and prayers are and will forever be with her children.
Michele Peeples July 16, 2012 at 04:03 AM
The boys grandmother is going to adopt them and the daughter lives with her father.
Michele Peeples July 16, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Excuse me, but I live in one and they are very pricely..what do you mean low income?
Michele Peeples July 16, 2012 at 04:05 AM
These are not low income. I don't know where you got this information from, they are very pricey rentals.
Greenfield Resident Too! July 16, 2012 at 09:01 PM
This is a sad situation for our community, but my question would be what is going on in those apartments which seems to be disfuntional situations again and again. This is not an isolated situation; killings, drug busts, unsupervised children, overflowing of garbage by roadside, etc.
jwest July 16, 2012 at 09:48 PM
As an OWNER living in one of these townhouses, I can confirm that they are not low income subsidized housing. I understand that generalizations are easy to make however they are exactly that, a generalization. I agree that some people in this neighborhood are not exactly the prime example of a perfect renter, but there are many good ones! I do see unsupervised children, trash in the park and untidy yards but there are also several that take pride in their living area, my family being one of them. In many ways, we are a very close knit area. It just bothers me that this area has such negativity surrounding it when in fact, it is mostly a great place to live! It is unfortunate that our community has been hit with such tragedies but remember domestic violence can and does occur everywhere. My prayers are with the entire family especially these children.
Mike S July 17, 2012 at 02:53 AM
sorry jwest, starting with the townhouse on the east end and moving four down, all the yards look like hell over there. The Greenfield police seem to be over there alot of the time. The kids from there really trashed coopers park and litter the neighborhood coming back from Burger King. Prime example of a perfect renter ? This makes the third murder since 1995. The last one lived across the street but his wife shot him because of too many vists to your not so perfect neighbors/renters. This is not an isolated incident, you have a core of people there with nothing to do. My thoughts and prayers are with the children, I hope they grow strong in spite of the "adults" they had to live with.
Shannon U. July 17, 2012 at 03:39 AM
My boyfriend worked with gish And he was a total douchebag then poor maggie n those poor children. I have family that lives on that street that played with those children. She was a good person Android a loving mother Android I hope he rots in hell
A concerned parent July 17, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Prayers go out for this family. HORRIBLE.
Michele Peeples July 17, 2012 at 04:36 AM
First of all, I take care of my yard. Since I have been here, over 4 years, I have put in wood chips around the trees, by the garbage cans, along the side of the house and a long stretch in my back yard; along with brick borders all around. I also weed eat the pathway to the park and rack it once in a while. Yes, it's true that some parents do not watch their children in this neighborhood; as in other neighborhood also and some of the kids are making the park look bad by leaving furniture, toys etc...and I have spoken to the Alderwoman about this. People with nothing to do? I am constantly busy, along with raising my child. whom I don't let go to the park by herself or run the neighborhood. We also do not do drugs in our home and I pick up garbage all the time in the yard. I'm not sure why their have been two domestic situations in the same neighborhood in a years time; but they are exactly that - domestic. On a positive note, it is pretty much a friendly area to live in, neighbors chat and are on the most part friendly. I think the people that have to much time on their hands on the ones making these comments and assumptions and not knowing all the facts.
Mike S July 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM
good for you Michele and jwest. You both know who the low lifes are up there and I can relate when all it takes is one bad neighbor to bring in the problems. YOU have to take back your neighborhood. YOU know who the bad people are. Get on the phone and call anyone you can think of. Police,politicians,social services.City, county and state. Take back your neighborhood !
Michele Peeples July 18, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I have spoken to the Alderwoman regarding the trash in the park and possibly getting wood chips to clear up the mud; but nothing has been done as of yet. I have also heard that some of the low lifes are being evicted. The Police have even picked up a 3 year old three times and have taken him home from wandering the streets; but nothing seems to get done about it.
MilwaukeeTraveler July 21, 2012 at 03:14 PM
"HOPE"? What Hope? Where do you think the "hope" is coming from? Sounds like a washed up political slogan to me.


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