July 31, 2014

Lafayette County murder victims identifed

Lafayette County authorities have released the names of the three persons who were killed in a triple homicide in eastern Lafayette County over the weekend. Sheriff Scott Pedley said the victims are 70 year-old Gary Thoreson, his wife, 66 year-old Chloe Thoreson, and brother, 76 year-old Dean Thoreson. The three were found dead Sunday morning, in a home located on Philippine Road. A person of interest in connection with the deaths was taken into custody later Sunday in Waukesha. A blue Ford pickup truck missing from the scene was also recovered. Thorsen said the man had no connection to the victims. The in investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: The man in custody is identified as 31 year-old Jaren Kuester. He was brought to the Lafayette County jail by Waukesha County deputies.    

 Doug Wagen, WGLR