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4 adults in Minnesota found dead inside an SUV in the cornfield of Wisconsin: ‘It’s very unusual’

4 adults in Minnesota found dead inside an SUV in the cornfield of Wisconsin: ‘It’s very unusual’

A hunt for suspects was underway in Wisconsin this week after four adults from neighboring Minnesota were found dead inside an SUV in a cornfield over the weekend, according to reports.

None of the shooters — two men, two women — appeared to have any direct connection to Dunn County, Wisconsin, where the bodies were found, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

The deaths are being investigated as homicides, according to FOX 9 in Minneapolis.

Those killed were all from St. Paul area. They were identified as Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30; Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26; Loyace Foreman III, 35; and Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30.

Pettus was Sturm’s half – brother and Foreman was Sturm’s girlfriend, reported St. Paul Pioneer Press. Flug-Presley was Sturm’s lifelong friend, the report added.

All four had been to a St. Paul -bar Saturday night and then walked in a vehicle with someone, Pioneer Press reported. How they ended up so far east of St. Paul remained unclear, authorities told the newspaper.

They were shot dead less than 24 hours before their bodies were found, investigators say, according to the Journal-Sentinel.

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“We can find no connection to this area other than possibly accidentally driving out of the twin towns,” Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said at a news conference Tuesday.

“We can find no connection to this area other than possibly randomly driving out of the twin towns.”

– Sheriff Kevin Bygd, Dunn County, Wisconsin

Investigators have also not discovered a motive for the murder, which Bygd called a “mystery”. He said it did not appear to be linked to drugs or organized crime, according to the Journal-Sentinel.

“It’s extremely unusual for this area,” Bygd said, adding that he has never seen a quadruple homicide before. “Of course we’ve had murders for the last several years, but something of that magnitude – worked on my 33rd year where I worked for Dunn County, and that’s the first.”

The bodies were found about 70 miles northeast of St. Paul, Minnesota, according to FOX 9.

The SUV was driven into a cornfield off a country road and abandoned before the suspects likely drove away in another vehicle, Bygd said, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Pettus’ brother Zach Pettus said Sturm and Foreman had five children together, according to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

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