Sheriff: Mother, 92, was shot before Wisconsin fire

August 4, 2015

TOWN OF BIG FLATS Authorities say a 62-year-old man is suspected of shooting his 92-year-old mother before setting fire to his property in south-central Wisconsin and killing himself.

Adams County Sheriff Sam Wollin said Monday that the woman suffered a gunshot wound before she died.

Wollin tells WAOW-TV ( ) that Frank Krueger lived with his mother and apparently shot her inside a mobile home on Friday before setting it on fire along with a vehicle, a camper and some outbuildings.

The sheriff says witnesses reported seeing Krueger go behind the home after he set the fires and then hearing a gunshot.

The mother's name is being held until she's positively identified through DNA analysis. Authorities did not find a note and have no motive for the violence.


Associated Press