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UPDATE: 2nd suitcase body identified as missing Oregon state woman

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WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) --- Walworth County officials say the second victim who was found in a suitcase in the Town of Geneva has been identified as Jenny Gamez of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Investigators believe Gamez was killed in Kenosha in 2012 - 2013 based off the statement made by suspect Steven Zelich.

We will continue to update this story here on WKOW.com


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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A body found in a suitcase discarded along a rural highway in Wisconsin may be that of a missing Oregon woman.

KEZI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nWDNvA ) that police in Cottage Grove, Oregon, are looking into whether the body belongs to Jenny Gamez, who disappeared in 2012.

Cottage Grove police Cpl. Conrad Gagner tells the television station his department is working with Wisconsin authorities to obtain Gamez's dental records.

A former Wisconsin police officer was arrested last week and charged with hiding a corpse after two bodies were found in suitcases in Walworth County, Wisconsin. A criminal complaint says 52-year-old Steven Zelich met the women online, killed them and hid their bodies for months.

A Walworth County prosecutor says he expects homicide charges to be filed where the women were killed.

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