February Lincoln Co. shooting believed to be homicide/suicide, officials say

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*UPDATE* — Lincoln County Sheriffs continuing to investigate this case believe that it was a homicide/suicide, according to a press release issued by the department Wednesday afternoon.

Officials told News 9 Wednesday that they believe John Renken, 78, killed the unnamed 77-year-old woman in February.

Stay with News 9 for more updates as they become available.


PINE RIVER, Wis. (WAOW) — A man who was originally hospitalized in the February homicide of a 77-year-old woman in the town of Pine River has died, according to Lincoln County Sheriffs.

John Renken, 78, was the latest fatality in the incident, according to a press release issued Monday.

Officials say there are currently no suspects in the case, and they do not believe the community is in any danger.

WAOW Staff

WAOW Staff

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