MENOMONY, Wis. (AP) — Four people killed in an abandoned SUV in a western Wisconsin cornfield were shot and all were Minnesotans, officials said Tuesday.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said preliminary results of autopsies performed Monday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office showed that two men and two women had died of gunshot wounds.
The victims were identified as Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26, Lois Foreman III, 35, and Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, all from St. Paul; As well as Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, of Stillwater.
According to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 caller alerted a black SUV off a rural road in downtown Sheridan on Sunday.
No arrests have been announced.
“Our hearts are with the family and friends of these victims. I wish we could release more details about our investigation, but we need to balance the public’s desire to know the details with the risk of damaging our investigation and losing evidence to build a good homicide case. Will be”, Sheriff Kevin Bygad said.
Sheriff’s officials said in an earlier statement that there may have been a second dark colored SUV traveling with the vehicle that was abandoned.
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin State Patrol are assisting with the investigation.
Dunn County Sheriff’s officials plan to hold a news conference in Menomonee on Tuesday afternoon.