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WI Double Murder Suspect In Medically Induced Coma After Parents Found Dead

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 6:49 am

A small northern Wisconsin town was the scene of a gruesome double murder over the weekend, and as more details filter out, it sounds like the suspect is the son of the two people killed. It all happened in Iron River, some 50 miles north of Hayward on Saturday.

At a Monday press conference, the Bayfield County Sheriff said the Saturday night 911 call for help came from one of the victims, 76-year-old Eunice Crain. Sheriff’s deputies found Eunice Crain and her 79-year-old husband, Jim Crain, deceased and their 44-year-old son Jimmy Crain injured. The son is a suspect in the case and remains in a medically induced coma.

At the Press Conference, the Sheriff described the crime scene as “brutal” and said the deaths were not caused by a firearm, but said it was too early to say definitively what caused their deaths. He did confirm that the suspect’s injuries were caused by cutting.

The son, Jimmy Crain, didn’t live with his parents permanently, but had been staying there for a while.

The community in Iron River will gather this Sunday, December 15, from 11 to 3 p.m. to celebrate the life of Jim and Eunice. It will be at the VFW. Friends are asked to bring a dish to share.

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