Suspect photo released for 1976 double homicide

MARINETTE, Wis. - It was 42 years ago Monday when the quiet and peaceful Mcclintock Park became the scene of double-homicide.

In 1976, David Schuldes and his girlfriend Ellen Matheys, were killed on a camping trip. More than 40 decades later and there's never been an arrest.

Monday, Marinette County sheriff's deputies revealed a new suspect photo. DNA technology has let them identify enough traits to make composite photos of a 25-year-old suspect and what he would look like today, more than 40 years later.

"This is no longer an artists conjecture based on what some witness is telling them in a sit down interview," sheriff Jerry Sauve said. "This is science at work."

What the photos don't say is the persons name, if he's still in the area, even if he's still alive. But officials hope its enough to lead them to a breakthrough.

"Closure for us, for the victims families, we certainly would take it right to the tombstone and see about making a match even that way," Sauve said.

Looking at the photographs, Sheriff Sauve sees a suspect and a chance to finally close a case.

"I hope we can find the man," he said.

Deputies ask anybody with information to call and help.

 

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