$10,000 reward offered for information in stabbing death of Ryan Sorensen

WEST ALLIS — The West Allis Police Department announced on Monday, Jan. 27 a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fatal stabbing of Ryan Sorensen of Onalaska.

Sorensen was killed on Sept. 15 near 71st Street and Rogers Street — while walking in the area with friends. Officials said he was approached by two individuals on bicycles, and one of those individuals stabbed Sorensen during an altercation.

West Allis stabbing near 71st and Rogers

The offenders were described as follows:

  • Woman, white, approximately 20 to 30 years of age, standing approximately 5’5” tall, and weighing 130 pounds with short blonde hair with pink and blue highlights, wearing a black sweatshirt and pink yoga pants with a white stripe.
  • Man, white, approximately 20 to 30 years of age, standing approximately 5’8″ tall, wearing a black sweatshirt and tan shorts with a small pink backpack.

Officials said the two described above were riding mountain bikes before the altercation and fled on the bikes following the incident.

Back in November, West Allis police released a sketch of the woman.

“If you know who this man and woman are who committed this senseless homicide, you should have no sense of loyalty or obligation to them,” West Allis Police Chief Patrick Mitchell said. “Your sense of duty should require you to contact our department and help us bring these suspects into custody — and ultimately to get justice for the Sorensen family.”

While investigators have received numerous tips, they have not yet identified the two.

Sorensen’s family raised money to assist with a reward in this case, and those who provide tips directed to West Allis Crime Stoppers 414-476-CASH, are eligible for a reward. Tipsters may be eligible for an award up to $10,000 between funds provided by Sorensen’s family and Crime Stoppers.

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