Police in Wisconsin made a grisly discovery upon investigating a vehicle abandoned in a cornfield earlier this month.
According to the Washington Examiner, four individuals were found dead inside the vehicle by officers in Dunn County.
“Our hearts go out”
All of the victims — two men and two women — are believed to have died from gunshots and had been dead for less than 24 hours when they were discovered.
Authorities identified the victims as 30-year-old Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 26-year-old Matthew Isiah Pettus, 35-year-old Loyace Foreman, and 30-year-old Jasmine Christine Strum. Two were siblings, the other two were dating, and they were all from Minnesota.
Initial local reports provided few additional details about the crime itself, but a farmer reportedly discovered the vehicle at around 2 p.m. on Sunday before contacting law enforcement.
The vehicle had Minnesota license plates and investigators said they believe a second vehicle might have also been involved.
Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd issued a statement on Thursday, declaring: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of these victims.”
“The public’s desire to know the details”
While he expressed a desire to “release more details,” he said that investigators are balancing “the public’s desire to know the details” with the possibility of “losing evidence for building a good homicide case.”
He went on to declare that “everybody is a suspect” and authorities were “looking at every possibility,” though he indicated that the circumstances suggest there was no remaining threat to public safety as a result of the violent crime.
A subsequent update on Thursday revealed that two suspects had been identified. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that one suspect had been arrested by St. Paul police and was behind bars. He was identified as 56-year-old Darren Lee McWright.
“The other suspect that we are still looking for is Antoine Darnique Suggs, date of birth 06/26/1983,” the post continued. “Suggs is believed to be in the St. Paul/ Minneapolis area.”
Police confirmed on Friday that Suggs had turned himself into authorities in Gilbert, Arizona. The gruesome crime uncovered in that Wisconsin cornfield is sure to continue attracting widespread media attention as the nation searches for answers.