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UPDATE: Few answers in deaths of 4 Minnesotans found in Wisconsin

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are reviewing bridge and highway cameras as they try to figure out who killed four Minnesota residents whose bodies were found in an SUV abandoned in Wisconsin.

Family members say the two men and two women had been together at a St. Paul, Minnesota, bar on Saturday night.

A farmer discovered the bodies in the SUV in his Dunn County field Sunday. The field is about 60 miles east of St. Paul.

Authorities say all four had suffered gunshot wounds.

Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd says there are no preliminary indications that the homicides involved drugs or organized criminal activity.


MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people found slain in an abandoned SUV in a western Wisconsin cornfield had been shot and were all from Minnesota.

Dunn County sheriff's officials said Tuesday autopsies showed the two men and two women died of gunshot wounds.

The victims were identified as Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26, Loyace Foremann III, 35, and Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, all from St. Paul, and Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, from Stillwater.

A 911 caller alerted deputies Sunday to the black SUV that was off a rural road in the Town of Sheridan. No arrests have been announced.


MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been found slain in an SUV with Minnesota license plates that was abandoned in a western Wisconsin cornfield.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 caller on Sunday alerted deputies to the black SUV off a rural road in the Town of Sheridan.

Authorities have not disclosed why they think the four are homicide victims, who they are and where they are from.

Sheriff’s officials in a Facebook post Monday say the victims do not appear to have any connection to the area. No arrests have been announced.

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