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Three dead in Northwestern Wisconsin

Sawyer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of three people following a home fire and a 911 call that reported a shooting and arson on Saturday.

Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of three people following a home fire and a 911 call that reported a shooting and arson on Saturday.
Around midday, the Sawyer County authorities arrived at 16742 N. Knutson Lake Road in the town of Edgewater and discovered the residence fully engulfed in flames and the deceased body of 41-year-old Eric Werachowski outside the home, the sheriff’s office said. Two other bodies were discovered after the Birchwood Fire Department extinguished the fire - the identities of those bodies have not been released.
Earlier, at about 11 a.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office referencing a female who reported her son had shot her husband and set fire to the home. Washburn County dispatchers lost contact with the female after her initial report, said the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office in its news release. Authorities were never able to regain communication with her, said the sheriff’s office.
The Division of Criminal Investigations and the State Patrol Reconstruction Unit were contacted and responded to the scene. The incident is under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and the DCI.

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