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Green Bay Police Department
Friday November 18th, 2022 :: 09:43 a.m. CST


Update: Caleb Anderson Faces Charge of First-Degree Intentional Homicide; Death of 65-Year-Old Patrick Ernst

The Brown County District Attorney’s Office has filed its criminal complaint on Caleb Anderson, 23, of Caspian, Michigan, a suspect in the murder of Patrick Ernst, 65, of Green Bay.

The Brown County District Attorney’s Office filed the following charge on Thursday, November 17, 2022, with the Brown County Clerk of Court:

  • First-Degree Intentional Homicide

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Green Bay Police were called to Mr. Ernst’s apartment in the 1300 block of Packerland Drive for a welfare check and found him deceased. Shortly after, a national alert was issued by Green Bay Police as a vehicle registered to Mr. Ernst was discovered missing. It was believed that Anderson may have taken the vehicle, which eventually tracked to Alabama by license plate readers. Anderson was taken into custody on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, by the Helena Police Department in Alabama and U.S. Marshals. He is currently jailed in Alabama, where he is charged in a separate crime.

We again, would like to thank the public for their help as well as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Helena Police Department, Michigan State Police and U.S. Marshals for their assistance.

No further details are available for release about the investigation, at this time.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #22-241402. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at, or utilize the "P3 Tips" app for crime tips.

Green Bay Police Department
307 South Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 920-448-3200

Jennifer Gonzalez
Communications Coordinator

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