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Update: Son in jail for first degree intentional homicide

A husband and wife have been identified as the victims of two suspicious deaths in Winnebago County over the weekend, and it appears their son is in jail for first-degree intentional homicide.
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Posted at 9:36 AM, Mar 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-21 12:58:32-04

WOLF RIVER (NBC 26) — Erik Metzig is in jail for two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

This comes after his parents were confirmed as the victims in a suspicious death investigation in Winnebago County that we initially reported Saturday morning.

The sheriff confirmed David Metzig, 72, and Jan Metzig, 71, are deceased. According to the couple's obituary, Erik Metzig is their son.

Authorities say a person of interest is in custody, but they haven't confirmed whether Erik Metzig was arrested for the crime. However, the Winnebago County Jail roster lists Erik Metzig's inmate ID. After calling the Winnebago County Jail and entering Metzig's inmate ID, an automated system indicates he is in jail for two counts for statute 940.01(1)(a). However, the system does not indicate when he is scheduled to appear in court, and it indicates a bond has not yet been set.

We reached out to the District Attorney's office for clarification, and they indicated statute 940.01(1)a is for First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Several people reached out to our newsroom when the death investigation was initially reported since we talked with David Metzig about his family business back in January.

Authorities aren't saying whether Erik Metzig is in jail in connection to his parents' suspicious death investigation, but the available information confirms he is in jail for two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

We have reached out to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office several times to learn more details about their investigation, and we are waiting to hear back.