Investigation continues for Winnebago County fire

Posted: 5:16 PM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 22:16:07Z

We are getting new information about the fire in the Town of Clayton where two people were found dead on May 1.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, there are two big questions that remain -- how the fire started and the cause of death for those two people. 

The sheriff's office identified the two who were killed as Jeremy Wallenfang, 36, and Ashley Mielke, 27

Their bodies were found inside the home on Breezewood Lane. 

Captain David Mack said they're analyzing evidence and waiting for results from two crime labs. Mack said toxicology results take anywhere six to eight weeks. 

They're also investigating timelines from that morning. According to Captain Mack, one of the roommates living in the house called 911 claiming he was being shot at. Mack said they can confirm there was evidence a gun was discharged within the house, but is not sure in what context. 

“We have a lot of theories as to what had occurred,” said Capt. David Mack, with the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.  “But until we get that evidence back, we can't say with any degree of certainty what specifically happened to cause the death of both individuals as well as what started that fire.”

The sheriff's office said the two who were found dead were in some type of relationship, but what kind is still unclear.

“The degree of that varied from who you were talking to,” said Capt. Mack. “It was at least at a level where she had spent the night there on several occasions, it was not uncommon for her to spend the night there.”

Investigators say they are always taking information and the case is still open. Right now, they're not ruling anything out. Capt. Mack added that charges could still potentially come out of this case.