Preliminary autopsy results are back in this case and all three subjects died from a single gunshot wound. Brenda also suffered blunt force injuries to her face, neck and torso and had left side rib fracture.  While we are still putting this case together, it appears some sort of altercation occurred in the upstairs bedroom and then continued downstairs where Brenda was found deceased from a gunshot wound.  Natalie is the subject that made the 911 call asking for help and was found deceased in her upstairs bedroom from a single gunshot wound.  John was found downstairs from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The manner of death for Brenda and Natalie is homicide and John matter of death is suicide.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff



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Sheriff: All 3 People Found in House Suffered Gunshot Wounds

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | BCSD l Press Release

On October 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a female requesting help at 611 26th Street Chetek.  

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the Chetek Police Department, and the WI DNR responded to the scene and entry was made into the residence.

Deputies discovered three deceased individuals in the residence.  Detectives from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and the WI State Patrol are actively investigating this case.

The deceased in the house were identified as John Hengst, 55 of Chetek, Brenda Turner, 55 of Chetek, and Natalie Turner 17 of Chetek. 

Initial investigation shows that all three people in the house suffered gunshot wounds but cause of death cannot be confirmed until autopsy results are back from the Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office.  Again, there is no danger to the public.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and the Chetek community affected by this tragedy.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


 


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Authorities Discover Three Deceased Individuals in Chetek Residence

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | BCSD l Press Release

On October 27, 2017, at 9:02 pm the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a female requesting help at 611 26th Street Chetek.  

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the Chetek Police Department and the WI DNR responded to the scene and entry was made into the residence.

Deputies discovered three deceased individuals in the residence.  Detectives from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and the WI State Patrol are currently investigating the scene.

The names of the individuals are being withheld at this time pending family notifications.

We hope to release more information late Saturday afternoon.

There is no danger to the public.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff



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