3 bodies found after reported shooting, fire at northwestern Wisconsin home


Three bodies were found at a burning home in northwestern Wisconsin Saturday morning after a woman called police to report a shooting and arson.

Around 11 a.m. Saturday, a woman called the sheriff's department to report her son had shot her husband and set their home on fire, the Sawyer County Record says.

The department lost contact with the woman and officials were not able to regain communication with her, the Duluth News Tribune notes.

Officials responded to the Edgewater home, which was engulfed in flames, where they found a body outside the home, reports note.

The body was identified as 41-year-old Eric Werachowski, the son, Northland's NewsCenter reports.

Fire officials put out the fire and found two more bodies on the property, WCCO says. They have not been identified.

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office called this a "felonious act," but says officials have strong reason to believe the suspect has been identified and there is no longer a threat to the area.

The sheriff's office, along with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, are investigating the incident.

Edgewater is located about two hours south of Duluth.

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