(Daily Mail) Bubbly newscaster Neena Pacholke killed herself after her fiancé broke up with her just seven weeks before they were due to marry, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
The split came after a tumultuous two-year romance filled with fights, heavy drinking and rumors of affairs.
Neena even told one friend she returned to the house she shared with fiancé Kyle Haase and found an unfamiliar pair of panties, friends say.
Pacholke was found dead on Saturday in the $390,000 home she and Haase had just bought in Wausau, Wisconsin. Police confirmed on Friday that she had killed herself.
Neena Pacholke, 27, will be honored on Sunday in a celebration of life service at a local church in the Wausau, Wisconsin area
Pacholke, who was the morning news anchor of local ABC affiliate WAOW-9 in Wisconsin, took her own life after her fiancé Kyle Haase ended their engagement, weeks before their wedding, DailyMail.com can reveal
DailyMail.com can reveal Pacholke and Haase’s split came after a tumultuous two-year romance filled with fights, heavy drinking and rumors of affairs
Pacholke was found dead on Saturday in the $390,000 home she and Haase had just bought in Wausau, Wisconsin a month earlier
A worried friend had called 911 and asked police to do a welfare check, but by the time they got there, it was too late.
Pacholke, 27, and Haase, 38, had closed on the house on July 27 – exactly one month before she took her life there.
When contacted by DailyMail.com, Haase immediately hung up. He did not answer follow-up calls or respond to text messages.
Pacholke’s friends say she always appeared more invested in her relationship with the father-of-two than he was.
‘They were always arguing, and it seemed like Neena was more in love with Kyle that he was with her,’ one friend told DailyMail.com.
Neena had also become suspicious that Kyle, who worked as a commercial sales manager at Imperial Industries may have hooked up with a former lover.
One friend said that just a few weeks ago Kyle showed a friend a nude picture that a former mistress had sent him, and he told the friend, ‘Look at her boobs and a**, I wish Neena’s body looked like that.
‘I don’t even want to go home to Neena,’ he added. ‘The only thing I get from her is a tax break because she only makes $47,000 a year?’
Neena Pacholke and Kyle Haase met at a funeral in 2020 when he was still married. He got divorced last year
Pacholke was remembered fondly by her colleagues as a ‘beautiful person’ and an ‘incredible friend’ this week – as it was revealed she experienced a tragic heartbreak in her past
In July, police were called to a breast cancer awareness fundraiser that the couple were attending at the Wausau Country Club, after Haase got drunk and belligerent
The police report into the country club incident said neither Haase nor Corey Suthers were arrested but the case was referred to the district attorney’s office
The couple had been due to marry on October 12 at the tony Barcelo Maya Palace all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico where rooms start at $550 night.
The couple who met at a funeral in November 2020 when he was still married, had originally planned a large wedding in Wausau for next summer, but decided to bring the date forward. He popped the question on May 9.
Pacholke decided to give up her apartment in downtown Wausau and move into Haase’s rental house earlier this year.
But they had a big fight in early July, DailyMail.com has learned, and he told her he was kicking her out.
She rented a U-Haul truck on July 8 and moved all her belongings to a friend’s house. She stayed at a local hotel for three days before they reconciled.
Pacholke, who grew up in Tampa and was a star basketball player at the University of South Florida, was a popular figure in her adopted hometown.
But her fiancé is not so admired. ‘I never liked him,’ one friend told DailyMail.com.
‘He was always the drunkest one at the bar,’ said another. He made good money and wasn’t afraid to let everyone know it.’
Police were called in July to a breast cancer awareness fundraiser that the couple were attending at the Wausau Country Club, after Haase got drunk and belligerent.
He had won a basket as a prize but didn’t want it and tried to sell it to country club stockholder Corey Suthers.
When Suthers said no, Haase called him a ‘piece of s**t.’
‘He wanted his $2,000 back that he’d spent on a charity basket and when he didn’t get it, he started to throw out profanity and insults to me and everyone else inside the club,’ Suthers told DailyMail.com.
According to the police report of the incident Haase ‘made derogatory remarks’ about Suthers’s wealth coming from his father.
Neena and her fiancé, Kyle, were due to be married in just six weeks and had a registry available online
The two originally planned a large wedding in Wausau for next summer, but decided to bring the date forward. Haase popped the question on May 9
The couple had been due to marry on October 12 at the tony Barcelo Maya Palace all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico where rooms start at $550 night