October 15, 2010 | 04:06 PM Racine - Police have determined the body of a woman found near her vehicle on 6th and Memorial in Racine is Lake Geneva's Sandra Teichow.
Teichow, 67, was found Thursday at about 4 p.m. at a park in that location. A person of interest is in custody as investigators treat the death as a homicide. Teichow was a 30-year resident of Walworth County and lived in Lake Geneva for more than 15 years.
In 2007, Teichow and her husband Denny, spent 16 days traveling across all 135 bridges in the United States that go over the Mississippi River. The Regional News wrote a feature story about the couple and their trip.
"This really woke me up to the beauty of our country," Sandy said in 2007.
Denny and Sandy claimed "in the absence of evidence to the contrary, to be the first people ever to cross every auto bridge on the entire length of the Mississippi River."
Last year Sandy wrote a letter to the editor of the Regional News talking about the beauty of Library Park and how it was being lost because of projects such as the West End Pier and additional boats.
The Teichows were involved with the local community though the Lake Geneva Historic Preservation Committee and also performed volunteer work overseas.
See next week's Regional News for more on this murder investigation and the Teichows.