UPDATE: Nelsonville Triple Murder Suspect Could Make Court Appearance Monday

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A man being held on three intentional homicide charges could make his initial appearance in Portage County Court as early as Monday. That’s according to a deputy at the Portage County Sheriff’s Department. The district attorney could not be reached.

36-year-old Shane Kettner was arrested Thursday after he and an infant were found semi-conscious in a Nelsonville home.

Sheriff John Charewicz says the 36-year-old is being held after deputies found Christine Gollon, along with 2-year-old Griffin and 3-year-old Ashley Kettner dead on the second floor of a Nelsonville home Thursday.

Policed recovered the missing Dodge Caravan belonging to 30-year-old Christine Gollon Saturday near Nelsonville. They had been searching since the triple homicide earlier this week.

The van may or may not be considered part of the crime scene.

The Sheriff's Department says authorities checked on the family at their home Wednesday night and didn't notice anything unusual.

Charewicz says before leaving, deputies looked inside the windows and saw an infant in a child swing and a cat walking around.

Only after returning Thursday morning did they become suspicious after finding the windows draped with blankets.

Authorities say they found Shane Kettner and an infant semi-concious on the first floor. On the second floor, deputies say they found Christine Gollon, Ashley Kettner and Griffin Kettner dead.

The three victims are under-going autopsies in Madison.

The District Attorney Tom Eagan says Shane Kettner hasn't been formally charged as of Friday Evening.

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