I’ve been watching the story develop the last few days, now authorities have released all the names, identified the killer and formulated a motive; a very dark motive.
It seems 33-year-old Ritchie German from the city of Lafayette, WI (a bedroom community of Eau Claire) murdered his mother, brother and nephew over the weekend then drove to the home of a woman identified as 24-year-old Laile Vang. German blasted his way into the Vang home in Lake Hallie (also a bed room community of Eau Claire) killing Lailie and wounding her parents.
Ritchie committed suicide at the Vang home. Police found items in his car suggesting that he intended to abduct Lailie, similar to last October’s kidnapping of Jayme Closs in Barron, WI (about 50 miles up the road from Eau Claire. More