Grandmother of murder victim Jenny Gamez speaks out

Gamez was found dead in a suitcase with another woman in Geneva, WI

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by Michele McCormack

GENEVA-As investigators try to pinpoint the final moments of two women found dead, bound and stuffed in suitcases along the road, the family of one of the victims is speaking out.

Jenny Frost is the grandmother of Jenny Gamez who investigators said met their suspect, former Police Officer Steven Zellich, online.

They believe she was killed in late 2012 or 2013 which would have made her no more than 20 at the time of her death.

The other victim,  37 year old Laura Simonson, is believed to have been killed after Gamez.

The grandmother said they were blindsided by news of her killing and didn't even think she had gone missing.

"It's horrible," Frost said from her home in Oregon. "She wasn't even missing. We thought she was going to travel with a friend from Springfield. The next thing I know a sheriff's deputy was coming to my door saying she was murdered."
 

Zellich remains in custody on one million dollars bond. Gamez's grandmother says she wishes she could bail him out.

"Let me pay his bail," said Frost. "Get him out. I would like him out so I could do what he did to my to my baby."
 

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