Police in Saint Paul, Minnesota, unearthed new details into the mysterious deaths of four young adults found fatally shot inside a car in Wisconsin.
On Monday, the police released a statement saying the four victims were actually murdered in Minnesota despite their bodies being found in an SUV in a Wisconsin cornfield.
Identified as Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26; Loyace Foremann III, 35; Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30; and Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30; the victims all died from fatal gunshot wounds, People reports.
The group of four had visited a bar in St. Paul on the night of Sept. 11 and were allegedly seen leaving with someone who was not in their group. A 911 call placed around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, reported a black SUV had driven off of a rural road.
Police arrived at the scene and found the vehicle later that afternoon, 50 yards into the cornfield. Police believe the victims died less than 24 hours before being discovered.
Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd did not believe the suspect was from the area, saying the cornfield “was a place these victims were randomly brought.”
Police took time gathering evidence and information before determining that the killings took place in the next state over. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, police arrested Darren McWright, who also goes by the last name Osborne, in connection to the deaths. He remains in custody on a number of outstanding warrants.
Then, two days later on Friday, Sept. 17, Antoine D. Suggs turned himself in to police in Gilbert, Arizona, after investigators announced they wanted him for questioning. Suggs is currently in jail awaiting extradition to Minnesota.
“I spent the weekend mourning the victim’s lives with their families, their friends, and our community members, and I feel in my soul how these senseless deaths shook our community to its core,” said Saint Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell.
“We have four young lives—with all of their promise—erased. We have families left with only memories. And we have an entire community in search of answers.”