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UPDATE: Man in custody in connection to bodies found in suitcases

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Victim identified: Laura Simonson, of MN Victim identified: Laura Simonson, of MN

WEST ALLIS (WKOW) --- The Town of Geneva Police say they have a 52-year-old West Allis man in custody in connection to the death investigation from June 5th.

Steven M. Zelich of West Allis was taken into custody from his apartment Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say it is in connection to the bodies found in suitcases on a rural road in the Town of Geneva June 5.

Authorities did release the name and picture of one of the women identified as a victim.  She is Laura Simonson, 37, of Farmington, Minnesota.

The second victim has not yet been identified and police are hoping for the public's help in identifying her.

They describe her as possibly Caucasian, between the ages of 15-35, 5'2" to 5'4", weighs 120-140 pounds, long dark hair, an overbite, two ear piercings, and a heart tattoo on the lower left abdomen.  Picture is attached.

If you have any information please call the Town of Geneva Police at 262-248-9926.


WEST ALLIS (WKOW) --- According to our affiliate WISN in Milwaukee, Walworth County sheriff's deputies are canvassing a West Allis neighborhood, searching for clues in a case that involves bodies found in a pair of suitcases.

 Deputies were called to North Como Road in the town of Geneva on June 5 after a motorists complained of two suitcases along the side of the road.

When officers arrived, they discovered a body inside each of the suitcases.

Deputies were seen in a West Allis neighborhood distributing flyers Tuesday. The south side of Lincoln Avenue from 80th to 81st has been marked off with police tape and the Walworth County crime investigation unit has responded to the area.

WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr reports businesses in the area are closed.


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