JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. — Six people have been arrested after authorities found human remains at a property in Jackson County.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Star Myers, 49, called authorities on March 9 to report a missing person. She reportedly said the person was last seen on March 7. According to a news release obtained by WEAU, investigators took her statement and submitted the person as missing.
However, on Friday, investigators received a “reliable tip” that the person wasn’t missing but was instead a victim of foul play, according to WQOW.
The sheriff’s office asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory for assistance in searching a home near County Highway O in the Township of Manchester, according to a news release obtained by WEAU. Human remains were found during the search, authorities said. DNA samples were sent off to the lab for identification.
Six people have been arrested in connection with the investigation. They were identified as Jeffrey Myers-Woychik, 22; Savannah Pellett, 20; Michael Petersen, 34; Matthew Simone, 30; Vincent Simone, 30; and Myers, according to WQOW.
Myers-Woychik and Pellett have been arrested on possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of fentanyl, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, receiving or possessing a stolen firearm and resisting or obstructing an officer, according to WEAU.
Petersen was arrested on suspicion of felony bail jumping and resisting or obstructing an officer. Matthew Simone was arrested on a charge of resisting or obstructing an officer and a probation hold, according to WEAU. Vincent Simone was arrested on suspicion of resisting or obstructing an officer. Myers was arrested on a probation hold.
WEAU reported that the six were arrested in connection with the property that was searched.
“They’re actually connected through being at the (residence) as their involvements or what we feel they’ll be associated with if it’s a crime. It’s still pending,” Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera said, according to WEAU. “We’re still putting some of the facts and circumstances together, but we know that there’s enough information to show that these people arrested at this point were at the residence and are associated with the criminal activity that happened there.”
Officials say there is no threat to the public and a death investigation is ongoing. No charges have been made regarding the death investigation, WEAU reported.