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Investigators: Bodies in suitcases were female

Published On: Jun 09 2014 12:13:04 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 09 2014 12:26:05 PM CDT
TOWN OF GENEVA, Wis. -

Town of Geneva police said two bodies in two suitcases found on a rural road last week were female.

Autopsies were completed over the weekend by the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office, and it was determined that one of the bodies is that of an adult and the other appears to be an adult, but that has not been verified.

Police said a highway worker came across the cases Thursday as he mowed the grass along the side of North Como Road near the intersection with County Road H in the town of Geneva, about 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee. Another person alerted Geneva police officers who opened the cases at about 3 p.m. and discovered the bodies inside.

Police Chief Steven Hurley said at the time it appeared there was a body in each suitcase, but he wouldn't comment on the condition of the remains. He said it didn't appear that the victims were killed at the location where the suitcases were found.

"The citizens of the town of Geneva can rest assured that this is an isolated incident and the crime did not occur where the bodies were located," Hurley said in a news release Friday morning.

Investigators are checking with other law enforcement agencies for reports of missing people.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice and FBI are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information that may be related to the case is asked to contact Geneva police at 262-248-9926. Individuals can anonymously email tips via www.tipsubmit.com.

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