An Onalaska teen who was accused of stabbing his father and brother is believed to have committed suicide while behind bars.
The La Crosse County Sheriff's Department says 17-year-old Kirk Gunderson was found unresponsive in his cell early this morning. Jail staff found him during a routine check and performed CPR but Gunderson didn't survive.
The Sheriff's Department says a preliminary investigation indicates the death was a suicide. An autopsy has been scheduled.
The teen was arrested at his Onalaska home in June and faced charges of attempted murder. He was scheduled to appear at a plea hearing later this week.