Two women found dead in suitcases along a Wisconsin highway may have died accidentally, perhaps during consensual sex, the defense attorney for the former police officer suspected in their deaths said Friday. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, is charged with two counts of hiding a corpse.
A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, in one case possibly through a bondage website, according to police and a criminal complaint. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts of hiding a corpse.
The West Allis man arrested in connection with human remains found in two suitcases is being held in the Walworth County Jail. Walworth County Circuit Court officials say the 52-year-old man is expected to appear in court Friday. He’s being held on two counts of hiding a corpse.
Wisconsin police have arrested a 52-year-old man almost three weeks after human remains were found in suitcases, and investigators identified one victim as a missing Minnesota woman. Town of Geneva police Chief Steven Hurley said in a statement the man was arrested Wednesday. The news release didn’t elaborate on the man’s suspected role.
Police say two suitcases containing the remains of two people have been found in long grass near a road in southeastern Wisconsin. Highway workers came across the suitcases Thursday as they mowed the grass in Town of Geneva, about 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee, and moved them to the roadside, said town Police Chief Steven Hurley.