MENOMONIE, Wis. — 4 folks discovered slain in an deserted SUV in a western Wisconsin cornfield had been shot and had been all from Minnesota, authorities mentioned Tuesday of a case they described as a thriller.
Preliminary outcomes of autopsies carried out Monday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Workplace confirmed the 2 males and two ladies all died of gunshot wounds, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
The victims had been recognized as Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26, Loyace Foremann III, 35, and Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, all from St. Paul; in addition to Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, of Stillwater.
Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd mentioned throughout a information convention Tuesday that authorities don’t consider the individual or folks accountable for the killings are native or within the space. He mentioned investigators should not have a motive.
“That one is a thriller,” he mentioned.
Authorities consider the 4 Twin Cities-area residents died lower than 24 hours from the time they had been discovered and the situation “was a spot these victims had been randomly introduced,” Bygd mentioned.
“All people’s a suspect at this level,” he mentioned. “We’re all people and each risk.”
Plug-Presley’s father, Damone Presley Sr., informed the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the 4 victims had been at a St. Paul bar Saturday evening they usually bought in somebody’s automobile once they left.
“Why would this occur?” he mentioned Tuesday. “… It simply doesn’t make sense.”
A 911 caller alerted deputies Sunday to the black SUV that was off a rural street within the City of Sheridan, based on the Dunn County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Sheriff’s officers mentioned earlier that there might have been a second dark-colored SUV touring with the automobile that was deserted.
The Wisconsin Division of Legal Investigation and the Wisconsin State Patrol are helping within the investigation.