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Examiner confirms identity of body found in Brainerd: Cause of death undetermined

suitcase murders

January 25, 2016
Steven Zelich, 54, entered guilty pleas in Kenosha County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree reckless homicide with use of a dangerous weapon and hiding a corpse. 2014 Reuters file photo.
Ex-cop pleads guilty to murdering Oregon woman found in suitcase
January 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
August 5, 2014
Wisconsin man charged with homicide in suitcase corpses case
August 5, 2014 - 1:27pm
Wisconsin man accused of hiding bodies in suitcases faces more charges
August 5, 2014 - 10:44am
July 3, 2014
Steven Zelich, 52, is charged with two felony counts of hiding a corpse in Walworth County, where the suitcases were found, and investigations are continuing in another Wisconsin county and in Minnesota into the deaths of the women.
Wisconsin man accused of hiding corpses in suitcases due in court
July 3, 2014 - 10:20am
June 30, 2014
The badly decomposed body identified as Jenny Gamez, 21, who disappeared in 2012 from Cottage Grove, Oregon, was found on June 5 stuffed in a suitcase in Walworth County, 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Milwaukee, Town of Geneva Police Chief Steve Hurley said.
Second suitcase body is identified as Oregon woman
June 30, 2014 - 2:01pm
June 27, 2014
A composite sketch / photo of an unidentified woman.  Possibly Caucasian, between the ages of 15 and 35. She was between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall and 120 to 140 pounds, with long, straight dark brown or black hair. She had a pronounced overbite and crooked lower teeth, two piercings in each ear and a quarter-sized heart tattoo on her lower left abdomen/pelvic area. Zelich told authorities he met the unidentified woman in Kenosha County in southeastern Wisconsin in late 2012 or early 2013.
Help police identify second victim found dead in suitcase
June 27, 2014 - 1:04pm
Steven Zelich, 52, was charged with two felony counts on Thursday in the county where the suitcases were found in a grassy ditch on June 5, as an investigation continued into the deaths of the women.
Wisconsin man charged with hiding corpses found in suitcases
June 27, 2014 - 12:58pm
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