Three people are dead following a fire and possible shooting at a home in Sawyer County.
Washburn County officials got a call around 11 a.m. Saturday from a woman in the town of Edgewater who reported that her son had shot her husband and then set the house on fire. Dispatchers then lost contact with the caller. Despite several attempts to reach her, dispatch was unable to reestablish contact with the caller.
Sawyer and Washburn County deputies, fire crews, and the Sawyer County Special Response Team were dispatched to the scene where they found a male victim dead outside and the house fully engulfed in flames. When firefighters extinguished the house, investigators found two more people dead inside the house.
The first victim has been identified as Eric Werachowski, 41. The two other victims have not been identified.
The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations and Sawyer County are handling the investigation.