Slaying victims were seen at businesses in La Crosse area Thursday, sheriff says
Sheriff's department releases photos of three slain Friday
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — La Crosse County Sheriff’s investigators who are tracking the whereabouts of three men killed in a triple homicide believe the slayings occurred between 2 and 4:57 a.m. Friday, according to a news release late Monday afternoon.
“The victims have been observed on surveillance cameras at various businesses in the La Crosse area on Thursday,” according to the news release, accompanied by photos of the trio
Peng Lor, 24, Trevor Maloney, 23, and Nemo Yang, 24, were found dead at the Romskog Quarry on County Highway M in the town of Hamilton. All three were from the La Crosse area.
They are believed to have been staying at an Onalaska motel in the day or days before the slayings, the news release says.
Investigators from various counties in Wisconsin have been helping the probe in an attempt to determine the relationships among the victims and to identify any possible suspects, according to the release.
The victims, who are believed to have been killed at the site where they were found, knew the suspect(s) responsible for the homicides, the sheriff’s office said Sunday.
Two employees of Milestone Materials arrived for work shortly before 5 a.m. Friday and found the bodies, Sheriff Jeff Wolf said Friday.
“We believe at this time that it was a targeted act. We do not know the reason for the homicide. There were no vehicles left at the scene,” Wolf said.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Wisconsin State Patrol, the La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office and La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Office also are involved in the investigation.
The slayings apparently were the first triple homicide in the county in nearly three decades.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office at (608) 785-9629, non-emergency dispatch at (608) 785-5942, or Crimestoppers at (608) 784-8477.
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