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