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Former West Allis Police Officer Charged With Murder of Second Victim

A murder charge was issued Friday against a former West Allis police officer accused of killing two women before stuffing their bodies into suitcases and leaving them along a rural Walworth County road.

54-year-old Steven Zelich told investigators he accidentally killed the women during a sexual choking game in 2013.

Friday he was charged with murder in Olmsted County, Minnesota believed to be where he killed one of the victims, 37-year-old Laura Simonson.

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Zelich had already been charged in Wisconsin with the death of the other victim 19-year-old Jenny Gamez of Oregon as well as one count of ‘hiding a corpse’

Zelich faces the Wisconsin charges in Kenosha County and is scheduled to go on trial in January.

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