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    WI - Two Missing Wisconsin Men Found, Man Arrested - July 2009

    http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.co...052/1811/WRT01

    Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert, Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Lewandowski and Wisconsin Rapids Police Chief Kurt Heuer have released additional information on the recovery of two missing central Wisconsin men.

    The departments are investigating information that the men were taken against their will and held involuntarily over the past several days. The investigation into this case is being done jointly by the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Department. A search warrant will be served later today.

    A 46-year-old Wood County man is being held in the Wood County jail in connection to the case.

    The recovery site of the two men is in the town of Saratoga. The Wood County Sheriff's Department is coordinating the crime scene processing and is being assisted in evidence collection by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab.
    You can bet this guy will be grilled on other missing and later found young Wisconsin males.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledweb View Post
    http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.co...052/1811/WRT01



    You can bet this guy will be grilled on other missing and later found young Wisconsin males.
    Thanks, TW! Any details as to who the missing men are/were?

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    Jeffrey Dahmer II?

    http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.co.../80709070/1982

    Authorities today will search a Saratoga home where they believe two men were held against their will.

    Wisconsin Rapids and Wood County law enforcement officers, assisted by investigators from the State Crime Lab office in Wausau, are on the scene and have blocked access to the home.

    Wisconsin Rapids police records say the two men, one of them identified as Keith Karnatz, 23, of Grand Rapids, were held at the residence of Edward J. Lanphear, 46, 10730 52nd St. S., Saratoga.

    A Sheriff’s Department news release issued this morning said a 46-year-old man was being held at the Wood County jail in connection with the case but did not disclose the name of the man in custody.

    A Saratoga man contacted Wood County Dispatch at about 8 p.m. Tuesday to report that an unknown man was on his porch, naked and bleeding, according to records at the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department.

    Authorities have not released the name of the second man, who was reported missing around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday. His vehicle was found near a Wisconsin Rapids tavern.

    Karnatz had been reported missing by his family Sunday and was the subject of a three-day search by hundreds of volunteers. Family members and friends had not seen him since Friday night, following the fireworks display in downtown Wisconsin Rapids.
    The missing were <snip>. I think we have a Jeffrey Dahmer case in the making here.
    I wonder how many more victims will be found before this is over.
    Last edited by tangledweb; 07-10-2008 at 01:02 AM. Reason: Victim's names deleted

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledweb View Post
    http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.co.../80709070/1982



    The missing were Keith Karnatz and Ryan Blossfield. I think we have a Jeffrey Dahmer case in the making here.
    I wonder how many more victims will be found before this is over.
    OMG...how horrible...please keep us posted if you are able. Much appreciated!

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    Bail is set at $1 million.


    http://wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=8649640

    ............snip.................

    The Associated Press identified the man prior to the assault allegations, but is no longer naming him because it does not generally identify people who are alleged victims of sexual assault.

    The second missing man, a 21-year-old, was found nearby after escaping from the home's garage.

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    Here's some articles where they were searching for him.



    http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/...807080660/1980

    Search for Grand Rapids man to continue


    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/.../GPGent&theme=

    Missing man: Rapids man recalls night with friend

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    This is really scary.

    Affidavit: Captor used chains, weapon to restrain missing men
    http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/app...981/WDHopinion
    According to the affidavit:

    * The 23-year-old man awoke in Lanphear's basement in the town of Saratoga, bound by chains and unable to free himself. Lanphear used a knife to cut off his victim's clothing and then repeatedly assaulted him.

    * Lanphear attached one end of a string to the trigger of a shotgun and the other end to the chains wrapped around his victim. He told the young man that if he moved, it would tighten the string around the shotgun and fire the weapon.

    * The victim was left on the basement floor, which was covered in plastic.

    * A 21-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man told police he was drinking at Johnny's Bar in Wisconsin Rapids between Sunday night and early Monday, then went to his car parked outside the tavern and passed out. When he awoke, he found himself chained up and hanging inside an unfamiliar garage, with all his clothes removed.

    * The second victim told police that he knew Lanphear was his assailant because he had seen him frequently in Johnny's Bar.

    * The 21-year-old man said Lanphear hit him in the head with a metal pipe or metal device, cutting his left eye and bruising his eyebrow and cheek. He said his hands were bound by "flex cuffs" and his eyes were covered by a device so that he couldn't see.

    * In addition to his eye and cheek injuries, the 21-year-old man had severe injuries to his nose and believed he had been sexually assaulted.

    * The man said that he was able to escape the garage and ran across the street, naked and still partially bound by chains, and reported his kidnapping to the residents there.

    "Mr. Lanphear has indicated to (investigator Mark) Neuman through the course of this investigation that he knew what he did was wrong." the affidavit reads.

    (more plus pic at link)

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    I just saw that Taximom, LOL, you beat me to it!

    I'm putting this information in the drowned and missing college students forum too. Who knows how long this guy has been doing this!

    fran

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    Forgot this part:
    A probable cause affidavit says Lanphear approached one of the men, a 23-year-old Grand Rapids resident, early Saturday and claimed to be a Grand Rapids police officer. He handcuffed the younger man, then knocked him out with a blow to the head when the handcuffs came loose, according to the report.

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    Video of the court appearance which shows the home/garage/mugshot
    http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/app...gory=video0901

    The guy in the basement (if I heard correctly) was placed on plastic in the basement. It also sounds like drugs were given which might explain why the guy in the garage "thinks" he was sexually assaulted.

    (I'm not quite sure the first reporter is old enough to be reporting on a case like this! lol )


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    wow, how creepy!! Floors lined in plastic, he must have been doing this for some time!

    I don't know what it is about Wisconsin...Maybe its something in the drinking water (Lake Michigan)

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    Read the one comment at the bottom of this topix article:
    http://www.topix.net/forum/county/wo...0LN8SGR8A622PN



    I can't find much on this guy....

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    I am shocked at the amount of missing people in WI. I'm sure this guy was probably only into guys, but look at all these faces:
    http://www.missingpersons.doj.wi.gov/missingkids/

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    Thanks Taximom! I look for mention of this story but looked in the wrong section! Glad to see it here! This is a horrible story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Read the one comment at the bottom of this topix article:
    http://www.topix.net/forum/county/wo...0LN8SGR8A622PN



    I can't find much on this guy....
    I think this is going to be one of those stories that just keeps evolving into a more bizarre tale.

    Scary.

    fran

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