Sheriff: 3 dead at Wisconsin quarry were shot over $600 debt

Updated: 5:08 p.m. on July 29, 2021

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three men who were found dead at the entrance of a quarry in western Wisconsin were forced to kneel on the ground and shot multiple times over a $600 debt.

La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf said Thursday that 44-year-old Khamthaneth Rattanasack and 33-year-old Nya Thao have each been charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

Wolf said two workers discovered the bodies of Peng Lor, Nemo Yang and Trevor Maloney shortly before 5 a.m. on July 23 outside the Romskog Quarry by two workers.

The quarry is about 14 miles northeast of La Crosse, which is along the Minnesota border.

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Posted: 2:18 p.m. on July 29, 2021

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say they have arrested two people in the deaths of three men found slain in a western Wisconsin quarry last week.

The La Crosse County Sheriff's Office says one male suspect was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday in Wausau and the other man was taken into custody about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Amherst. Both communities are in central Wisconsin.

The bodies of Peng Lor, Nemo Yang and Trevor Maloney were discovered last Friday by two Milestone Quarry workers.

Authorities say they were shot and likely knew their attacker or attackers.

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