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Body found in Cottage Grove that of Tyrone Adair

DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Dane County authorities have confirmed that the body found in a vehicle near Cottage Grove is that of Tyrone Adair, the man suspected of killing two women and two children late last week.

At a news conference held Monday afternoon, the Dane County Coroner confirmed the identity of the body and says preliminary investigation suggests he died of a "firearm injury." An autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said Monday this incident will go down as one of the worst in Dane County and that should be cause for pause. He says their hearts go out to the victims' families and the Adair family, who he praised for their assistance in the investigation.

According to Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney and Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard, there is no reason to believe at this time that anyone helped Adair hide out between the time of the murders on Thursday and when his body was found Monday.

The land owner at the property near Cottage Grove where Adair's body was found said he first noticed the GMC Acadia Friday but believed it to be that of a friend's until further investigation. That's when he called police to report the suspicious vehicle.

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