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UPDATE: Bodies found in Geneva Township

June 09, 2014 | 11:09 AM
GENEVA TOWNSHIP - The two bodies found in suitcases along the side of the road in Lake Como on Thursday have been identified as females, according to press release issued this morning.

One of the women has been identified as an adult. "The second female appears to be an adult, subject to further verification," the press release states.

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In the original press release, police report that "the town of Geneva Highway Department was cutting the grass along North Como Road," a press release from the town of Geneva Police Department states. "One of the highway employees observed two suitcases in long grass in the ditch area. The suitcases were placed at the side of the road to allow the grass to be cut."

At about 3 p.m., police responded to a complaint from a citizen of two suitcases sitting along the side North Como Road, east of County Highway H.

"Officers responded to the location and after opening the suitcases discovered two bodies, one in each suitcase," the press release states.

"At this time we are working with law enforcement agencies reviewing missing person's reports," according to the press release. "We hope to learn additional information following the autopsy that will assist in identifying the individuals."

The town of Geneva Police Department is being assisted by the Walworth County Sheriff's Office with this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be released as they become available.

"The citizens of the town of Geneva can rest assured that this is an isolated incident, and the crime did not occur where the bodies were located," the press release states.

Anyone that may have additional information should contact the town of Geneva Police Department at (262) 248-9926. Individuals can anonymously email tips at www.tipsubmit.com, text tips to "CRIMES" (274637) and begin the message with tip4wc followed by the tip, or report the tip to the Walworth County Crime Stoppers (262) 723- 2677 (COPS).


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