2 Bodies Found Inside Suitcases In Wisconsin

Two orange spray-painted circles on N. Como Road mark where a motorist found two suitcases. When authorities opened them, a body was found in each. Gary Porter
Two orange spray-painted circles on N. Como Road mark where a motorist found two suitcases. When authorities opened them, a body was found in each.
Gary Porter

A highway worker was cutting grass beside a country road in the Town of Geneva early Thursday afternoon when he noticed two suitcases in a ditch. He moved the suitcases to the shoulder and continued mowing.

It wasn’t until about 3 p.m. that a motorist who saw the suitcases called police. Officer Eric Anderson went to North Como Road and opened the suitcases.

Each contained a body.

The bodies were transported to the Waukesha County medical examiner’s office for autopsies; Walworth County does not have a medical examiner.

Police could not immediately determine the victims’ identities, ages or genders. Authorities were reviewing missing persons reports in an attempt to identify the bodies. No missing persons have been reported in Walworth County, said Town of Geneva Police Chief Steven Hurley.

Law enforcement officials searched an area the size of “several blocks” in the fields surrounding the crime scene Thursday evening until it was dark. They did not find anything suspicious.

Hurley said the preliminary indication was that “no crime was committed here” — in other words, the bodies were brought from somewhere else.

The Town of Geneva is about 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee and about 90 miles northwest of Chicago. It has a population of about 5,000.

Detective Jeffrey Recknagel from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department and Anderson, from the Town of Geneva Police Department, will lead the investigation. Hurley said no additional details will be released until autopsies are complete.

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SOURCE: Journal Sentinel
Sarah Maslin

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