Sunday morning, three people were found dead in a home in rural South Wayne. Monday morning, they were identified as Gary Thoreson, 70, his wife Chloe, 66 and his brother Dean Thoreson, 76.
Kuester is the same man reported missing from Green County Saturday. Green County Sheriff's officials found a vehicle in a field and connected it to Kuester. They asked for the public's help in finding him. By Sunday afternoon, the Green County Sheriff's Office had put out another alert saying Kuester had been found by Waukesha police.
Waukesha police had found a vehicle owned by one of the victims in the parking lot of an apartment complex Sunday. They arrested Kuester, 31, shortly after.
The investigation continues.
SOUTH WAYNE (WKOW) -- The Lafayette County Sheriff's department released the names of the victims in the triple homicide Sunday.
Gary Thoreson, 70, his wife Chloe Thoreson, 66, and Gary's brother Dean Thoreson, 76, were all found dead at the South Wayne home.
Lafayette County officials say they are continuing to investigate.
SOUTH WAYNE (WKOW) -- The man missing from Green County has been arrested in connection with the triple homicide in Lafayette County, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Waukesha police found the 31-year-old man Sunday afternoon. Not long after, the Green County Sheriff's Office sent out an alert saying the man they were looking for had been located by Waukesha Police. The Journal Sentinel reports it's the same man.
The Lafayette County Sheriff has not identified the person of interest or the victims in the case yet.
SOUTH WAYNE (WKOW) -- The Lafayette County Sheriff says officials have found the suspect believed to be connected to a triple homicide investigation.
Authorities had been looking for a blue 1998 Ford F10 pickup truck registered to one of the victims.
Sheriff Scott Pedley says officers have made contact with the person of interest in this case. His name has not been released. Authorities say there is no more danger to the public. Pedley tells 27 News, "I do not believe the suspect knew the victims. It was random."
Our Milwaukee affiliate WISN-TV reports the missing truck was found in the parking lot of an apartment building in Waukesha. Waukesha Police Lt. Tom Wagner confirmed to the Waukesha Patch that a person apprehended by city police and the state Department of Criminal Investigation was the suspect in the murders in Lafayette County.
The three victims names have not been released. They have not yet been positively identified.
"There's no question this investigation, before all of the loose ends if you will are tied up, this will go on for months. That's just what we're in for," Pedley says.
The WI Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting Lafayette County with the investigation.
SOUTH WAYNE (WKOW) -- Lafayette County officials are investigating a triple homicide in rural South Wayne.
Sheriff Scott Pedley says in a press release that Sunday morning deputies responded to a home on Phillipine Road in the town of Wiota, in rural South Wayne. A family member had found a person dead inside the home.
When deputies responded, they found two other people inside the residence who were also dead.
Pedley says they do have a suspect in this case who is believed to be in southeastern Wisconsin. Officials are looking for a 1998 Ford F150 blue pickup truck with a blue topper. The license plate is 220489F, registered to one of the victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911. The suspect is believed to be very dangerous.
Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story.
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