THURSDAY 7/29/2021 4:45 p.m.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three men who were found dead at the entrance of a quarry in western Wisconsin were forced to kneel on the ground and shot multiple times over a $600 debt.
La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf said Thursday that 44-year-old Khamthaneth Rattanasack and 33-year-old Nya Thao have each been charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
Wolf said two workers discovered the bodies of Peng Lor, Nemo Yang, and Trevor Maloney shortly before 5 a.m. on July 23 outside the Romskog Quarry by two workers.
The quarry is about 14 miles northeast of La Crosse, which is along the Minnesota border.
UPDATE: Suspects involved in La Crosse Co. triple homicide arrested in Amherst & Wausau
THURSDAY 7/29/2021 9:13 a.m.
(WFRV) – The two suspects involved in a triple homicide in Hamilton were arrested over 100 miles away in two separate cities.
According to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, on July 28 Khamthaneth Rattanasack was arrested at a residence in Amherst around 8:30 p.m. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office took Rattanasack into custody.
Nya Thao was arrested at a residence in Wausau around 1:45 a.m. on July 29. Multiple authorities helped arrest Thao including:
- La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office
- Wisconsin DCI
- U.S. Marshall’s Serivce
- Marathon County Sheriff’s Office
- Wausau Police Department
Amherst is just under 120 miles away from Hamilton and Wausau is just under 140 miles away from Hamilton.
The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says there will be a press conference at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.
ORIGINAL: Two suspects identified in triple homicide in township of Hamilton
TUESDAY 7/27/2021 3:15 p.m.
HAMILTON, Wis. (WFRV)- La Crosse County Sheriff’s department announced on Tuesday, July 27, two suspects have been identified in a triple homicide in the Township of Hamilton.
The two suspects are Khamthanet Rattanasak of Wausau and Nya Thao with the last known address being in Holmen.
41-year-old Rattanasack is also known as “Kham” or “Black.” Thao, 33-year-old, is also referred to as “Kush.”
Officials say a 2005 Mercedes-Benz “S” sedan is believed to have been used during the alleged homicide. That car has was discovered abandon in the Eastern Brown County area, just East of Green Bay.
Felony Probation warrants have been issued for both suspects through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Suspects are believed to be armed.
The alleged triple homicide occurred sometime last week. Sources say the three victims were shot on the scene.
No additional information has been released at this time. Local Five will update this story as new information becomes available.