DUNN COUNTY, Wisc. — Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating after four people were found shot in an abandoned SUV in a cornfield.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the victims, who were all from Minnesota, on Tuesday.
The victims were Nitosha Lea Flug-Presley (aged 30), from Stillwater; Matthew Isiah Pettus (26) and Loyace Fortman III (35) respectively, while Jasmine Christine Sturm (aged 30, both of St. Paul).
Investigators stated that an autopsy had been performed Monday on all four victims (two men and two women) and revealed that they all died of gunshot wounds.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of these victims. I wish we could release more details of our investigation but we have to balance the public’s desire to know the details with running the risk of harming our investigation and losing evidence for building a good homicide case”, said Sheriff Kevin Bygd.
During a press conference Tuesday, Sheriff Bygd said they do not have a motive.
Sheriff Bygd stated that authorities were alerted after receiving a 911 call regarding a black SUV driving off a rural road in Sheridan.
According to the Associated Press, a father of one of the victims said the four victims were at a bar Saturday Night in St. Paul and got into a vehicle when they left.