A homicide investigation was opened after four bodies were found in an SUV in Wisconsin, authorities said.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said emergency services received a call informing them of an incident at Sheridan around 2 p.m. on September 12, a statement said.
When police arrived at the scene, four bodies were found in a black SUV parked in a cornfield next to a country road.
The vehicle has a Minnesota license plate.
A man, whose identity has not been made public, told News 18 he discovered the car during his time working in the cornfield, about 50 meters from the field. After venturing closer to the car, he said he saw people he believed were dead.
Initially, the Dunn County Sheriff advised the public to be careful, reminding people to lock their doors and be careful of their surroundings.
However, in a subsequent statement, they said their investigation led them to believe the victims had no involvement in the area, saying there was little risk of danger to the community. However, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is treating it as a homicide investigation. They also said that a second car was potentially involved in the incident.
Law enforcement said they were working with the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Wisconsin Criminal Investigations Division, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Criminal Lab.
They’re also for anyone with information on someone who might be looking for a late Saturday night or early Sunday race.
Authorities said there was no further information at this time, but could share further developments as the investigation continues.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office has asked anyone with knowledge to log on to the incident or if a local person witnessed a black SUV with a Minnesota license plate to contact them at 715- 232-1348.
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