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UPDATE: Names of victims released in Wis. triple homicide

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SOUTH WAYNE, Wis. (AP) -
The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department has released the names of three people killed Sunday in Wiota Township.
 
The Lafayette Coroner's Office has identified the victims as Gary Thoreson, 70, Cloe Thoreson, 66, and Dean Thoreson, 76, of South Wayne.
 
Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley says the danger to the community is over.

Pedley says his office got a call Sunday morning after a family member found a dead person in a house in Wiota Township, near rural South Wayne. Deputies arrived to find two more bodies in the house, and a truck registered to one of the victims was gone.

Authorities say they have found a person of interest in connection with the triple homicide.

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Southern Wisconsin authorities say they have found a person of interest in connection with a triple homicide.

Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley says the danger to the community is over.

Pedley says his office got a call Sunday morning after a family member found a dead person in a house in Wiota Township, near rural South Wayne. Deputies arrived to find two more bodies in the house, and a truck registered to one of the victims was gone.

Pedley says the names of the three victims are being withheld until they can be positively identified.

Authorities are still investigating.

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