Man, 82, charged in decades-ago killings in Wisconsin park
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Man, 82, charged in decades-ago killings in Wisconsin park

MARINETTE, Wis. — An 82-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Wisconsin park 43 years ago.

WLUK-TV reports that Raymand Vannieuwenhoven is accused in the killing of 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys in 1976 at McClintock Park in Silver Cliff, about 200 miles (320 kilometres) north of Milwaukee.

He’s scheduled to enter a plea July 1.

A sexual assault charge was dismissed due to the statute of limitations.

Sheriff’s detective Todd Baldwin testified Wednesday that tests of Vannieuwenhoven’s DNA from a licked envelope matched DNA from the crime scene.

Investigators didn’t have any major leads until last year when they began working with a DNA lab in Virginia that identified the genealogical background of the suspect.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

The Associated Press

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