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Suspect in double homicide in induced coma

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

IRON RIVER, (AP) -- IRON RIVER, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the suspect in the killings of an elderly couple in Bayfield County is in an induced coma at a Minnesota hospital.

Sheriff Paul Susienka told a news conference Monday that the Saturday night 911 call for help came from one of the victims, 76-year-old Eunice Crain of Iron River.

Sheriff's deputies found Eunice Crain and her 79-year-old husband, Jim Crain, dead and a 44-year-old man injured.

WDIO-TV (http://bit.ly/1gkB7ZS ) reports the sheriff says the deaths were not caused by a firearm, but says it's too early to say what caused their deaths. He says the suspect's injuries were caused by cutting.

The suspect is being held under guard at a Duluth, Minn., hospital.

AP-WF-12-09-13 2321GMT

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Authorities have identified the victims of a double homicide in Iron River, Wisconsin.

79-year-old Jim Crain and his wife, 76-year-old Eunice "Cricket" Crain were killed Saturday night.

Authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call for help during an altercation at the Crain residence around 6:15 Saturday night.
When they arrived, they found the couple deceased.
It became clear to investigators that a struggle ensued at the home.

A third man, 44-year-old Jimmy Crain, who is the son of the couple, was found inside the residence with non life threatening injuries.

Authorities arrested him, and say he is the sole suspect in this case.
He is currently in a Duluth hospital with non-life threatening injuries, under guard of Bayfield County Law Enforcement Officers.
Once is discharged from the hospital, he is expected to be taken into custody.

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation into the murders. Officers are still processing evidence obtained at the crime scene and are awaiting information from autopsies being conducted at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office in Minneapolis.

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IRON RIVER, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin are investigating the deaths of two people at a residence in Iron River.

A statement from the Iron River Police Department says the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call reporting an altercation in progress about 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found a man and woman dead in the home. Another man was found injured in the residence and was taken to a hospital.

According to the Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/J3sjKd ), Iron River Police Chief Scot Eisenhauer says the injured man is considered a suspect, and that authorities aren't looking for any other suspects. He declined to give details about the victims' injuries.

Names have not been released.

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation, with help from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

AP-WF-12-08-13 1701GMT


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