Police: Case of 4 found fatally shot in Dunn County cornfield a mystery

Police: Case of 4 found fatally shot in Dunn County cornfield a mystery

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Updated: 6:19 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2021

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people found slain in an abandoned SUV in a western Wisconsin cornfield had been shot and were all from Minnesota.

Dunn County sheriff's officials said Tuesday autopsies showed the two men and two women died of gunshot wounds.

Authorities don't have a suspect or motive and believe the victims were randomly brought to the cornfield.

A father of one of the victims said the four were at a St. Paul bar Saturday night and they got in someone's vehicle when they left.

A 911 caller alerted deputies Sunday to the black SUV that was off a rural road in the Town of Sheridan.

Sheriff's officials said earlier there may have been a second dark-colored SUV traveling with the vehicle that was abandoned.

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Posted: 8:14 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2021

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP/CBS 58) — Sheriff's officials in western Wisconsin say four people found dead in an abandoned SUV are homicide victims.

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office says a 911 caller on Sunday alerted deputies to a black SUV with Minnesota license plates that had been abandoned in a cornfield off a rural road in the Town of Sheridan.

Authorities have not disclosed why they think the four are homicide victims, who they are and where they are from. In a Facebook post Monday, sheriff's officials said the victims do not appear to have any connection to the area.


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