2 from Central Wis. ID'ed as Suspects in Burglary of Deceased Couple's Home

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: 4/18 at 4:35 p.m.

The Shawano County Sheriff's Office has identified a 32-year-old Junction City man, and a 23-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman as persons of interest in the January burglary of a home belong to a deceased couple.

It happened at the home of Eldore and Malinda Mielke on Mielke Rd. near Marion.

According to WLUK-TV, sheriff’s officials say evidence was collected at the scene and the department worked with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

ORIGINAL STORY: 1/12 at 5:28 p.m.

A grieving Shawano County family is coping with three difficult losses in three days.

A WLUK-TV report says a 90-year-old husband and wife died separately within about a day of each other. Then their home was burglarized.

The couple's children say it was tough enough losing their parents, but it was especially shocking to hear of the burglary.

Eldore and Malinda Mielke were married for 68 years. They both came down with the flu last week. Eldore died Monday and Malinda died Tuesday.

Their daughter, Sue Anderson, says her parents' Marion home was burglarized Wednesday. She says the thieves took her parents' wills and deeds, along with cash and coins.

She says she's still in shock that there are people out there who could stoop so low.

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