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WI WI - Lake Geneva Suitcase Murders*** MEDIA and TIMELINE THREAD *** NO DISCUSSION***

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  1. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    “Laura and Mr. Zelich were not strangers:” Police in Rochester provide new details in death of Laura Simonson
    Oregon woman is second body in Wisconsin suitcases
    Second Woman Found In Suitcase
    Newly-released: Stripper claims she was assaulted by Zelich when he was a police officer
    Former police officer linked to S&M forum where he went by 'Mr Handcuffs' arrested after bodies of two women found stuffed in suitcases
    Former West Allis officer charged with hiding bodies in suitcases
    Bodies found in suitcases along Wis. ditch
     
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    Steven Zelich and online enslavement interest
    Former West Allis cop charged with hiding bodies in suitcases
    Complaint: Ex-cop Hid Women's Bodies for Months
    Defense: Deaths may be accidental
     
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    Steven Zelich, 52
    a/k/a/ Mr. Handcuffs

    Bodies of 2 women found in suitcases; ex-cop is main suspect
    Bail set for Wisconsin ex-cop charged with hiding two corpses
    Positively identified: Officials in Walworth Co. say unidentified body found in suitcase is Jenny Gamez of Oregon
    “No doubt it was her:” Friends & family of Jenny Gamez were just waiting on dental records to prove it
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    Jenny Gamez
     
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    Ex-cop to stand trial after bodies found in suitcases following alleged rough-sex deaths
    Suspect in suitcase slayings wanted bodies to be found, attorney says
    Former cop Zelich faces trial for hiding corpses; told police deaths accidental
    Probable cause found for charges that man hid women's bodies in suitcases
    Attorney: Steven Zelich likely wanted bodies to be found
     
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    Woman who escaped suitcase murders suspect speaks out
    Zelich 'went ballistic' when questioned about handcuffs, report
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Preliminary timeline, linked to sources:


    Oct 29, 1961: Zelich was born

    1976?: Laura was born

    1979: Zelich graduated from St Thomas More High School in Milwaukee

    Jan 30, 1984: Zelich was hired by the Mequon Police Department

    Feb 25, 1989: Zelich resigned from the Mequon Police Depart

    Feb 1989: Zelich was hired as a patrol officer with the West Allis Police Department

    Apr 9, 1993: Jenny was born

    About 1998: Jenny began living in foster care with a series of families

    May 13, 2001: LE was called to Zelich's apartment in the 11200 block of W National Ave in West Allis due to an altercation with a woman he brought home from a bar; the case was never referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney's office for possible prosecution

    Aug 2001: Zelich resigned from the West Allis Police Department

    Oct 27, 2002: Zelich's father passed away

    Jan 13, 2004: Zelich created a profile on Bondage.com, expressing his desire for a permanent "24/7 slave, for absolute ownership/slavery" (link NSFW)

    2006: A former girlfriend and her children moved to Milwaukee to live with Zelich

    Jun 28, 2007: Zelich began working for Securitas Security Services USA

    Jul 2, 2007: Zelich was issued a Wisconsin private security license

    Aug 2007: The former girlfriend and her children secretly moved out while Zelich was at work

    2007: A former business partner cut all ties with Zelich, accusing him of embezzlement from Comprehensive Title LLC

    Jun 24, 2008: Household Finance filed suit against Zelich in civil court and was awarded $16,345.26

    June 28, 2008: Jenny gave birth to a child

    May 4, 2009: Livingston Financial filed suit against Zelich in civil court and was awarded $11,360.21 plus $3,979.70 interest

    Nov 4, 2009: Zelich created a profile on ThailandSexy.com, expressing his desire for a permanent "24/7 slave, for absolute ownership/slavery" (link NSFW)

    2010: The father of Jenny's child gained sole custody of him

    2010: Laura's seven children were placed in foster care with her father

    Apr 6, 2010: Midland Funding filed suit against Zelich in small claims court and was awarded a judgment of $2,170.85

    Jun 4, 2010: First American Title Insurance, underwriter for policies written by Comprehensive Title, sued Zelich for unpaid premiums and was awarded $53,797.75 plus $3,598.65 interest

    Jun 2011: Jenny graduated with honors from Al Kennedy Alternative High School in Cottage Grove, OR, earning a two-year scholarship to Lane Community College in Eugene, OR

    2011-2012: Jenny attended Lane Community College for one year

    Dec 19, 2011: Zelich's landlord filed an eviction suit against him in small claims court and was awarded a judgment of $6,569

    Jan 19, 2012: Zelich placed a message on MasterB Slave Club seeking an owner for "no limit no release enslavement"

    May 13, 2012: Jenny's foster mother last saw her on Mother's Day when Jenny stopped by to bring her a plant

    Mid-2012: According to her foster mother, Jenny abruptly decided to move to California to live with friends and fell out of touch with everyone close to her

    Late 2012-Early 2013: Zelich claimed he spent days with Jenny before killing her in Kenosha County, WI

    Apr 23, 2013: Household Finance filed a Garnishment-Large Claims suit against Zelich in civil court

    Jun 20, 2013: One of Laura's children died suddenly

    Nov 1, 2013: Laura was last seen by family members

    Nov 2, 2013: Laura parked her van at her mother's house

    Nov 2, 2013: Laura was picked up from the parking lot of the Akin Road Elementary School in Farmington

    Nov 2, 2013: Laura was last seen alive when she and Zelich checked in to the Microtel Inn in Rochester, MN

    Nov 3, 2013: Zelich checked out of the Microtel Inn alone

    Nov 22, 2013: Laura was reported missing by her mother

    Jan 2014: A friend of Laura's posted on her Facebook page that Laura was taken from her mother's house on November 2, 2013 by Steven Zelich

    Mid-Jan 2014: Farmington LE accessed Laura's online chats and located two e-mails accounts registered to Zelich

    Jan 17, 2014: At the request of Farmington LE, West Allis LE went to Zelich's apartment but found no sign of Laura

    Early 2014: After Zelich failed to respond to a letter from Farmington LE, FBI and Wisconsin DCI agents spoke to him

    Apr 18, 2014: A classified ad was placed in Wisconsin Super Ads, accusing Zelich of holding Laura captive

    May 15, 2014: Zelich created a profile on Alt.com, expressing his desire for a permanent "24/7 slave, for absolute ownership/slavery" (link NSFW)

    May 25, 2014: Zelich posted a Legal Shield ad on CraigsList

    First week of June 2014: Zelich said he took both bodies to the Town of Geneva and dumped them in tall grass on the side of a road

    Jun 5, 2014: A Town of Geneva highway worker cutting grass discovered two suitcases in a ditch along North Como Road just east of County Road H in the Town of Geneva, WI

    Jun 5, 2014: Farmington LE was notified that a body matching Laura's description had been found

    Jun 6, 2014: Autopsies were conducted on the unidentified remains

    Jun 9, 2014: The Waukesha County ME's office revealed that the remains belonged to two females

    Jun 10, 2014: Rochester LE first became aware of the connection between the suitcases and Laura's disappearance when they were contacted by Wisconsin LE

    Jun 12, 2014: Investigators processed the room Laura and Zelich occupied at the Microtel Inn in Rochester for traces of evidence

    Jun 24, 2014: LE discovered physical evidence that connected Zelich to the bodies of Laura and Jenny

    Jun 25, 2014: Steven Zelich was taken into custody for questioning related to the two bodies

    Jun 25, 2014: Zelich's apartment at 8011 W Lincoln Ave was searched and potential evidence seized

    Jun 25, 2014: Zelich was arrested on two counts of hiding a corpse and booked into the Walworth County Jail

    Jun 25, 2014: One of the bodies was identified as Laura Simonson, 37, of Farmington, MN; a description of the other body was released

    Jun 26, 2014: A former girlfriend of Zelich's said he claimed he'd once had a girl for seven years and kept her caged 90% of the time

    Jun 27, 2014: Zelich appeared via video for his initial hearing on two felony charges of hiding a corpse; his bail was set at $1,000,000

    Jun 27, 2014: Cottage Grove LE said they were working with Wisconsin LE to obtain Jenny's dental records

    Jun 30, 2014: The second body was officially identified as Jenny

    Jul 3, 2014: The woman involved in the 2001 altercation with Zelich spoke to a reporter about the events of that night

    Jul 3, 2014: Zelich was bound over for trial at his preliminary hearing

    Jul 17, 2014: Zelich is scheduled to enter a plea
     
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    This article mentions that they have video from the Microtel in Rochester of Zelich leaving the hotel. It's a fact that has been discussed, so I decided to post it here.
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4...ng-corpses-into-suitcases-to-appear-in-court/
     
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    Another article with background on Laura's story. http://www.farmingtonindependent.com/content/missing-farmington-woman-found-dead-wisconsin

    Missing Farmington woman found dead in Wisconsin
    By Michelle Leonard on Jul 1, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.
     
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    this is a no discussion time line and media thread only.. if your post is missing it is because it was a comment and not a piece of information that goes here
     
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    Steven Zelich's West Allis PD personnel files released
    Suitcase Bodies Suspect Dodged Discipline as Cop
    Steven Zelich's Officer Evaluations
     
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    Personnel file out of West Allis PD shows years of allegations against Steven Zelich…from women
    http://fox6now.com/2014/07/09/perso...allegations-against-steven-zelich-from-women/

     
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    Steven Zelich, suspect in suitcase bodies case, has checkered past.
    By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel July 16, 2014
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/...has-checkered-past-b99309158z1-267276601.html

     
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    Not guilty: Zelich enters plea on two charges of hiding a corpse in “bodies in suitcases” case
    Posted 6:22 am, July 17, 2014, by AP Wire Service, Updated at 01:46pm, July 17, 2014

    ELKHORN (AP) — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to hide their bodies in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin road.
    [HR][/HR]Steven Zelich pleads not guilty in suitcase bodies
    By Megan Trimble
    Updated: 1:33 p.m

    Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges of hiding a corpse during a brief hearing in Walworth County Circuit Court.

    Zelich, who appeared from jail via video feed, will have a status hearing in the case Sept. 23.

    Zelich, 52, was bound over for trial earlier this month on charges in connection with the discovery of two women's bodies found inside suitcases along a Town of Geneva road June 5. He remains in the Walworth County jail on $1 million bail.
    [HR][/HR]More at the links above
     
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    Steven Zelich charged with homicide in death of woman found in suitcase

    By Bruce Vielmetti and Sarah Maslin of the Journal Sentinel
    August 5,2014 Updated: 3:03 p.m.

    According to a criminal complaint, Gamez died from airway obstruction and neck compression during restraint, according to Linda Biedrzycki, the Waukesha County medical examiner called to examine the remains of Gamez.


    A Walworth County investigator said Gamez died during "breath play," choking during bondage and sadomasochistic sex. He said Zelich admitted that he blindfolded and handcuffed Gamez with her hands behind her back, put a ball gag device in her mouth and used a rope around her neck to restrict her breathing.


    Zelich said that he brought Gamez's body from the hotel, a Quality Inn on the west I-94 frontage road, back to his West Allis apartment and kept her in his refrigerator until November 2013. He used the suitcase Gamez brought to Kenosha.[HR][/HR]Steven Zelich charged in death of Jenny Gamez
    UPDATED 2:16 PM CDT Aug 05, 2014

    Investigators said Steven Zelich, 52, killed one of the women at a hotel off of Highway 50 and Interstate 94 in Kenosha County.

    According to a new criminal complaint released Tuesday, Zelich told investigators he lost control while choking Jenny Gamez, 19, of Cottage Grove, Ore., and caused her death.

    Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/man-accuse...n-kenosha-county-court/27305904#ixzz39YnjIiEE

    [HR][/HR]
     
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