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Deaths of 2 found after house fire ruled murder-suicide

TOWN OF CLAYTON, Wis. (AP) -- The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has ruled the deaths of two people found in the rubble of a house fire are the result of a shooting.

Investigators say they determined 38-year-old Jeremy Wallenfang shot and killed 27-year-old Ashley Mielke at a home in the Town of Clayton May 1. Authorities say Wallenfang started a fire at the house, then fatally shot himself.

WLUK-TV reports a witness told deputies Wallenfang had threatened to kill Mielke and burn the house to the ground in the months leading up their deaths.

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