Sarah Gustafson

 

 

Age: 56

 

Summary: registered nurse and registry advocate who along with her second husband Richard Gustafson led an effort in Madison, Wisconsin to create a registry of violent offenders called Leah's Law after the brutal murder of her stepdaughter 29-year-old Leah Gustafson whose body was found choked, bludgeoned, and stabbed to death outside her Superior apartment on Jan. 7, 2006, in which the Gustafson family pushed for the bill in the 2007 State Assembly and it was approved this year by the Assembly's Committee on Criminal Justice but did not make it to the floor of the full Assembly before adjournment of the 2008 session.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: May 8, 1952

 

Died: June 12, 2008

 

Location: Duluth, Wisconsin