Perez convicted in Ayon case
CLARK COUNTY – On June 10, a Clark County jury convicted Jesus Contreras Perez of first degree
intentional homicide, domestic abuse– party to a crime, hiding a corpse – party to a crime, and stalking causing bodily harm – domestic abuse, in the case of Cassandra Ayon.
The conviction came after a five-day jury trial.
Ayon was last reported seen alive in the early morning on Oct. 3, 2020.
“The evidence at trial showed that Contreras Perez stalked her using multiple cell phones,” said Clark County District Attorney Melissa Inlow.
“Further, on multiple occasions Contreras Perez threatened to kill Cassandra Ayon and make her disappear. Evidence showed that Mr. Contreras Perez fled the area after a Marathon County Deputy went to his residence to see if he had any information on the location of Cassandra. Cassandra Ayon, her car, and her cell phone have never found.
“The conviction was a result of an investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office led by
Captain Kerry Kirn and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation led by Special
Agent Adam Frederick.
Sentencing will take place after a pre-sentence investigation is completed.
Anyone with information on Ayon is asked to contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 715-743-5278 or their Confidential Tip Line at 1-888-847-2576.