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Wisconsin man arrested in death of Farmington woman found in suitcase

  • Article by: Staff and wire reports
  • June 26, 2014 - 10:54 AM

A Farmington woman missing since November has been identified as one of two bodies found in suitcases in a small Wisconsin town.

Highway workers found the two suitcases with the remains of two women earlier this month in the Town of Geneva, about 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

Police arrested a 52-year-old Wisconsin man on Wednesday in connection with the deaths.

Police identified one of the bodies as Laura Jean Simonson, 37, of Farmington. She was last seen Nov. 2 and was reported missing by her mother.

The other woman has not been identified, according to information released by the Town of Geneva police.

Police believe she’s 15 to 35 years old with long, straight dark brown or black hair. She has a quarter-sized heart tattoo on her lower left abdomen. She is 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 4 in height and weighs 120 to 140 pounds.

The West Allis, Wis., man arrested in connection with the deaths is being held in the Walworth County Jail.

Walworth County Circuit Court officials say the man is expected to appear in court Friday. He’s being held on two counts of hiding a corpse.

The county’s district attorney, Daniel Necci, says formal charges are not expected Thursday because he hasn’t yet received the case from investigators.

The private security officer was arrested Wednesday when detectives wearing hazmat suits removed bags of evidence and a refrigerator from his suburban Milwaukee apartment.

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