Former Minnesota couple found dead in a well on farm in Philippines


A former Minnesota couple has been killed on their farm in the Philippines.

The bodies of 58-year-old Kevin Fleischauer and his wife Lolly, 60, were discovered in a well near their home in Murica. The couple had been missing for nearly two weeks, and their case has been linked to a robbery on their organic farm.

Church members discovered Kevin Fleischauer's body in the well Sunday, and authorities then discovered Lolly's body the next day.

Upon arrival investigators discovered some valuables belonging to the couple were missing, and the main door to the house was damaged.

Rappler.com reports authorities have arrested four suspects, who admitted to robbing and killing the couple. They range from 17 to 25 years old and were employed as laborers on the couples farm.

According to the Pioneer Press, the couple met when Kevin was on a deployment in the Navy. After his time ended, they moved to South St. Paul where they lived until 1999, but decided to return to the Philippines where they ran an organic farm on three acres of land.

"Kevin just liked the idea of farming and living there," his brother Dennis Fleischauer told the Pioneer Press.

However, the newspaper notes they had recently returned to the United States to be closer to their daughter, Sheila Utech, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in March. She died on June 2 at the age of 37.

Kevin's sister Rozanne Harrison told the newspaper the Fleischauers returned to the Philippines in late June with a plan to sell their land and return to the United States to be closer to family.

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