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Officials: Son killed parents in Sawyer County, then himself

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TOWN OF EDGEWATER, Wis. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say the adult son of a couple in Sawyer County killed his parents and took his own life outside their rural home.

Chief Deputy Brigette Kornbroke says 41-year-old Eric Werachowski shot his father in the abdomen Saturday at the Town of Edgewater home he shared with his parents, then set fire to the house.

Authorities say 60-year-old Marilyn Werachowski called sheriff's dispatchers about 11 a.m. reporting that her son had shot her husband and set the house on fire. Dispatchers then lost contact with the woman.

Responding deputies found the son dead outside the residence. Kornbroke says he had used a shotgun on himself. The bodies of his parents, including 62-year-old Richard Werachowski, were found inside the burned house. The chief deputy says the mother died in the fire and was not shot.



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