The identities of four people found dead in an SUV parked in a Wisconsin cornfield have been made public by authorities.
The four deceased victims have been named as 30-year-old Nitosha Lee Flung-Presley; Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26; Loeys Foreman III, 35; and Jasmine Christine Strum, 30. All four victims died of gunshot wounds, according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota.
They were found on 12 September by a man who had seen a car parked in a corn field about 50 yards away. They told News 18 After peeping inside the car, he saw the dead bodies. Police say that they got information about this at around 2 pm.
The deaths are being treated as homicides by investigators. According to local police officials, multiple agencies, both local and state, are involved. These include the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Lab.
According to Minneapolis Star Tribune, was the half-brother of Pettus Sturm, who was in a relationship with Foreman. Lee-Presley was said to be a close friend of Sturm.
All the victims lived in the neighboring state of Minnesota. Flug-Presley was told from Stillwater. The remaining victims lived in St. Paul, which is about 50 miles from Sheridan. It is not yet clear how and why they came to the Dunn County area.
Friends and family of victims, in an appeal Pioneer Press, requested anyone to come forward with information.
Flugg-Presley’s father, Damon Flugg-Presley Sr., said he had been with her the entire evening before.
“why will?” he told the outlet. “It just doesn’t make sense.”
Local officials said they did not receive any information about how the four people got to Sheridan.
Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygad said on September 14, “We are not getting any connections from this area other than randomly exiting the Twin Cities.”
Earlier in the investigation, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement urging nearby residents to remain vigilant. However, in a subsequent statement He said there was little danger to the community as he concluded that the four victims had no connection to the city.
Furthermore, law enforcement has struggled to establish any possible motive for his death.
“That’s a mystery. We don’t know a motive yet,” Sheriff Baygad told a reporter at the news conference.
He said he had a “very high degree of certainty” that any potential suspects had already left the county. He denied that the suspects were local to the area as the victims had no connection to the area.
No arrests have been made in relation to the deaths, Sheriff Baygad confirmed.
He said he had never worked on a four-victim murder investigation in Dunn County during his more than three-decade police career in the department.
“This is extremely unusual for the area. Obviously we have had murders over the years, but something of this magnitude, I am in my 33rd year working for Dunn County and this is my first time,” Sheriff Bygd said. told reporters.
Sheriff Bygad said his department had received tips on Sunday about a person moving in the area, but they could not be confirmed.
He also said that officials are looking for a possible second vehicle, believed to be a green SUV, that could have been involved in the incident.
They are urging those who have information to come forward and contact them at 715-232-1348.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Wisconsin