Authorities have identified the two people killed in a Jefferson County double homicide and arson in which a Fort Atkinson man is being sought as a person of interest.
The Jefferson County medical examiner determined that Nedra J. Lemke, 57, and James H. Lemke, 59, died of gunshot wounds, the state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation said Friday.
Authorities said it is believed the incident was a targeted act.
DCI, which is in charge of the investigation, is seeking the public’s help in finding Kevin P. Anderson, 68. Anyone who sees Anderson is asked to call 911 immediately and not engage with Anderson.
Authorities have not said if Anderson is a suspect.
A sheriff’s deputy found the Lemkes’ bodies in the driveway of a home on Highway A near the intersection of Highway 106 in the town of Sumner while responding to a report of a possible burglary Tuesday evening.
The deputy was then fired upon from inside the house, and he shot back. Then black smoke started rising from the house.
The deputy was not injured, but the house was a “total loss,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeffrey Parker said Thursday.
Parker declined to say whether Anderson was the person inside the home or if he is considered dangerous.
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