While a nationwide manhunt continues for the suspect in the deaths of two women and their young daughters, the Dane County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the victims, whose bodies were discovered in Madison and neighboring Middleton on Thursday.
Found on Park Edge Drive in Madison were 25 year-old Amber M. Weigel and her two year-old daughter, Neveah Weigel – Adair. According to a news release from Coroner Raymond Wosepka, the mother and daughter had been shot. Police reports indicated that they were found in the garage of Amber Weigel’s residence.
Found in Middleton on Branch Street were 33 year-old Tracy L. Graser and her daughter, Deja Adair, who would have turned two years old on Christmas. Wosepka said they were not victims of gunfire. Police reports indicated they were found in the trunk of a car which may have been driven from another location.
The suspect in all four murders is 38 year-old Tyrone Adair. According to a felony warrant issued for Adair’s arrest, Judd and Adair lived together at Judd’s home in Middleton with Judd’s daughters from another marriage. Those daughters told police Tyrone Adair called them around 7:30 p.m. to say their mother and half sister would not be coming home.
An extensive court history Tyrone Adair includes cases dating back to the mid 90’s: a couple of misdemeanor batteries, domestic abuse matters and most recently, two paternity cases. One involved a woman on Park Edge drive, where Madison Police found the first set of bodies. The other case involved a woman who lives off Airport Road in Middleton area, a few miles from where the second set of bodies was found. Both paternity actions were filed in the spring of 2008. Adair is tied to several other women in Dane County through domestic court records in the past several years. Adair is the son of longtime Madison activist, Rita Adair, who was also a social worker for many years in Dane County.