Arrest made in case of bodies found in suitcases

Laura Simonson, 37, is pictured in this handout photo provided by the Farmington Police Department,...

Laura Simonson, 37, is pictured in this handout photo provided by the Farmington Police Department, June 25, 2014. Steven Zelich, 52, was taken into custody on Wednesday in connection with the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in separate suitcases along a rural road earlier this month, authorities said. One of the victims was identified as Laura Simonson, 37, of Farmington, Minnesota, who was reported missing in November. REUTERS/Farmington Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Brendan O'Brien, Reuters

, Last Updated: 7:47 PM ET

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee-area man was taken into custody on Wednesday in connection with the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in separate suitcases along a rural road earlier this month, authorities said.

Steven Zelich, 52, of West Allis, just south of Milwaukee, was taken into custody three weeks after the suitcases were found in a grassy ditch, Town of Geneva Police Chief Steven Hurley said in a statement.

Police were conducting a search on Wednesday of Zelich's apartment in West Allis, authorities said.

 


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