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Ex-cop charged with hiding corpses, including Farmington woman, in suitcases
pioneer press ^ | 6-27-14 | Steve Karnowski and Dinesh Ramde

Posted on 06/27/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- A former police officer charged in the deaths of two women -- one from the Twin Cities -- whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and left on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, according to police and a criminal complaint.

Steven Zelich, 52, a security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts of hiding a corpse.

He was arrested Wednesday, when detectives wearing hazmat suits removed large bags of evidence and a refrigerator from his apartment in West Allis, a Milwaukee suburb.

Highway workers discovered two suitcases containing female remains June 5 in the Town of Geneva, about 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

Police identified one woman as Laura Simonson, 37, of Farmington.

Authorities have not released the identity of the second woman. Simonson was found naked with a rope around her neck and a ball gag strapped in her mouth with a collar, according to the criminal complaint filed in Walworth County, Wis.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: crime; donutwatch; mn; murders; stevenzelich; weirdnews; wi; wisconsin

1 posted on 06/27/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

He was just the ‘bag man’.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 1:25:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: TurboZamboni

Love these headline writers. Cop charged with illegal “stuffing.”


3 posted on 06/27/2014 1:26:17 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: TurboZamboni; Tijeras_Slim

Your Carrion Luggage is ready for pick-up.................


4 posted on 06/27/2014 1:26:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Carrion luggage.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 1:27:22 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: TurboZamboni
“Simonson was found naked with a rope around her neck and a ball gag strapped in her mouth with a collar.”

Sounds like a consensual sex thing gone bad - could happen to anybody. Hey, what people do in the privacy of their own homes is there own business.

(Now - how to explain the body parts in the suitcase bit? Recycling?)

6 posted on 06/27/2014 1:27:32 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Red Badger

d’Oh!


7 posted on 06/27/2014 1:27:54 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: TurboZamboni; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Suspect arrested and charged in “suitcase bodies” found on roadside. Former West Allis cop.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 1:28:24 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Steven Zelich, 52, a security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts of hiding a corpse.

But NOT CHARGED with 'creating corpses'?......................

9 posted on 06/27/2014 1:28:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Police work is my life. I enjoy long walks on the beach. And ball-gags on you.

10 posted on 06/27/2014 1:29:55 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TurboZamboni

Good thing did not try to “carry on” to an airliner

Would have cost a fortune..........


11 posted on 06/27/2014 1:30:23 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: TurboZamboni

“I’d invite you back to my place
“It’s only mine because it holds my suitcase...”


12 posted on 06/27/2014 1:32:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: TurboZamboni

To help identify the second victim, I think the police used the local elementary school children to make a clay face, and then stuck a wig on it, judging from the photo at the link. Either that, or the perp had a thing for extraterrestrials.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 1:36:27 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: TurboZamboni

He felt threatened. No crime.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 1:40:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 21twelve

Well, at least he didn’t high-tail it to France, like Arlen Specter’s buddy, Ira Einhorn.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 1:42:18 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 21twelve

happened at a crappy microtel motel.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 1:45:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
They say that cops don't fare very well in prison.
17 posted on 06/27/2014 1:47:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: njslim
I recently read a true crime compendium, and there was a "rash" of unclaimed luggage-containing-body-parts in British railway stations at one point after the WWI.

Ya come up with a good idea, and everybody tries to copy it...

With this joker, you're gong to need id to buy luggage shortly. Unless you're an illegal alien, of course.

18 posted on 06/27/2014 1:47:06 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: TurboZamboni
What is it with Milwaukee and human body parts stored in fridges? First Jeffrey Dahmer and now this clown.
19 posted on 06/27/2014 1:49:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: TurboZamboni

So many of these guys out there I’m surprised people answer these ads.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 1:51:13 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: njslim
There was a story out of China yesterday about a guy that stuffed his alive wanting-to-be-ex gf in a suitcase at a hotel to haul her back to his place.

The taxi driver noticed the cries for help from the luggage...

21 posted on 06/27/2014 1:52:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Gay State Conservative

Wisconsin in general. Don’t forget Ed Gein.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: gaijin

“Stop resisting! Stop resisting!”


23 posted on 06/27/2014 1:57:18 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Calvin Locke

“Don’t forget Ed Gein.”

Wasn’t he the lampshade maker? I used to live in Milwaukee, and people didn’t like to talk about Eddie! Quite a story! Pretty creepy movie about him too.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230169/


24 posted on 06/27/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Don't remember any lampshades.

He used skulls as bowls.

Probably got them from the grave yard, being a bit of an incestuous necrophiliac, when he dug up his mother.

Probably killed his (twin?) brother, too, and set a forest fire to cover his misdeeds.

Quite a piece of work. I think he was diagnosed as schizoid when finally locked up.

His grave marker was stolen one too many times so the local LEOs keep it locked up in evidence storage.

25 posted on 06/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Red Badger

*GROAN*


26 posted on 06/27/2014 3:07:05 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Calvin Locke

“Quite a piece of work.”

Abdo-Lutely!


27 posted on 06/27/2014 3:18:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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