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UPDATE: Two people charged with 1st degree intentional homicide in death of Kaukauna man

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WEDNESDAY, 4/7/2021 4:00 p.m.

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) – The two suspects involved in a ‘suspicious death’ in Kaukauna that happened Thursday, April 1 appeared in court.

According to the criminal complaints, Tanya Stammer and Dontae Payne are both being charged with one count of 1st-degree intentional homicide – as a party to a crime and one count of armed robbery, as a party to a crime.

The investigation began on March 31 when Kaukauna officers were dispatched to 114 W. Division Street around 3:30 p.m. for a report that a man had found his brother dead. The man, identified as 37-year-old Brian Porsche, had not been heard from since the night before which was unusual according to his brother. According to the complaint, when his brother arrived at his home he found the storm door and inside door closed, but unlocked.

Officers were able to obtain camera footage from the BP Gas station which pointed to the home. They observed a car that was parked in the gas station parking lot on the night of March 30, and in that time they witnessed two people, later identified as Tanya Stammer and Dontae Payne enter the home. According to the complaint, Stammer had gone inside first, followed by Payne.

Officials interviewed Stammer’s friend who was there that night and according to the complaint was able to lead officers to where Porsche’s phone and keys could be found. The two items were found by police at Asylum Point Park in Oshkosh.

According to the criminal complaint, during an interview with officers, Stammer gave conflicting stories about that evening but admitted to being at the home saying, “I shot him in the head.” She went on to explain that she wanted it to look like a robbery. The complaint went on to explain how she told Porsche to go and get a coffee can of money in the cupboard. Porsche allegedly swatted the gun from Stammer. An officer explained to her that they knew Payne had gone into the home with the gun, which she confirmed saying, “I told him to do it though, I said now.”

In an interview with Payne, he said he allegedly shot Porsche in self-defense because he was trying to get the gun. The complaint states Payne thought Porsche was still breathing when they left and said “it just happened.”

According to the autopsy, Porsche died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

A $1 million bond and preliminary hearing has been set for Payne. Stammer’s bond has also been set at $1 million and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing April 14.

UPDATE: Two suspects in custody in connection to ‘suspicious death’ in Kaukauna

MONDAY 4/5/2021 7:50 p.m.

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Kaukauna Police Department announced on Monday evening that two suspects were taken into custody in relation to a ‘suspicious death’ incident that occurred on March 31.

Officers report that on Wednesday, the Kaukauna Police Department and Kaukauna Paramedics responded to the 100 block of W. Division Street for a ‘suspicious death.’ Upon arrival, police say that they found a victim, identified as 37-year-old Brian Porsche, dead inside the home.

According to the Department, after an extensive investigation, two suspects, identified as 26-year-old Dontae Payne and 29-year-old Tanya Stammer, were taken into custody in the Milwaukee area and booked into the Outagamie County Jail.

Officials say they are referring charges of Party to a Crime of First Degree Intentional Homicide and Armed Robbery. Both suspects are set to appear in court later this week.

Original Story: Kaukauna Police investigating ‘suspicious’ death

THURSDAY 4/1/2021 12:13 p.m.

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Kaukauna Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of an adult male.

According to the Kaukauna Police Department, on March 31 around 3:30 p.m. authorities responded to the 100 block of West Divison Street in Kaukauna for a suspicious death.

When officers arrive they found an adult male who was deceased.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.

The Kaukauna Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the police at 920-766-6333.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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