MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Four people found slain in an abandoned SUV in a western Wisconsin cornfield had been shot and were all from Minnesota, authorities said Sept. 14.
Preliminary results of autopsies performed by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office showed the two men and two women all died of gunshot wounds, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said.
The victims were identified as Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, of Stillwater, Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26, Loyace Foremann III, 35, and Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, all from St. Paul.
A 911 caller alerted deputies Sunday to the black SUV that was off a rural road in the Town of Sheridan, according to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 15, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for two suspects in connection with the homicide case, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office
One of the suspects, Darren Lee McWright (Osborne), 56, of St. Paul, was arrested by the St. Paul Police Department and is being held in the Ramsey County Jail.
The other suspect is Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38.
As of the Gazette’s press time, police were still searching for Suggs who was believed to be in the Twin Cities area.
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.