facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Rape may be connected to triple killing

Aug. 2, 2008 at 9:12 PM   |   Comments

MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A woman says she was raped by a suspected killer at the same spot where he allegedly ambushed young people in the river dividing Michigan and Wisconsin.

Jerry Sauve, chief deputy in the Marinette County Sheriff's Department, said the alleged sexual assault might be related to the killings. He told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the suspect, Scott Johnson, might have been hiding in the area to see if his alleged victim brought police there.

Johnson allegedly fired at swimmers in the Menominee River. Bryan Mort, 19, of Iron Mountain, Mich.; Tiffany Pohlson, 17, of Norway, Mich.; and Anthony Spigarelli, 18, of Kingsford, Mich.; were killed and another man was wounded.

To complicate the investigation, Mort was killed on the Michigan side of the river, while the other victims were on the Wisconsin side. Johnson, who had not yet been formally charged Saturday, was being held in Marinette County.

The alleged rape victim told the Journal Sentinel she and Johnson met in a store late last year and had become friends.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Madeleine McCann report finds authorities hindered investigation
2
Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California
3
Iran boasts of nuclear energy potential
4
Mary Landrieu hit with residency, ethics complaints
5
Islamic State allegedly beheads second American journalist
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback