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July 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Ex-cop appears in court in case of bodies in suitcases

The Associated Press ELKHORN, Wis. — A former police officer charged with dumping two bodies hidden in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway said he killed the women during separate meetings at hotels to have rough sex, a detective testified Thursday. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse…

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June 30, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Body of missing Oregon woman found in suitcase in Wisconsin

The Associated Press ELKHORN, Wis. — Authorities in Wisconsin have confirmed that a missing Oregon woman is one of the two people whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases and dumped along a rural highway. Twenty-one-year-old Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, disappeared in 2012. Officials confirmed at a news conference in Elkhorn that the remains were hers. Steven…

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