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A distressing sequence of events unfolded across southeastern Dane County, Wisconsin, and Dubuque County, Iowa, resulting in the deaths of multiple individuals. It began with a report of an unresponsive person at 9866 Haxbylane Road in Dubuque County, where deputies discovered a deceased female victim, indicating foul play.

The victim, a mother, had two children with her—a 13-year-old and a 5-month-old—who were both missing from the residence. Simultaneously, in Dane County, a police pursuit ensued involving a male and a female suspect armed with a rifle and handgun, respectively. The pursuit led to tragic consequences as the missing 13-year-old was found deceased of unknown causes.

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The pursuit culminated in the suspects barricading themselves inside a residence on Ramsey Road in the town of Albion, in Dane County, Wiconsin. Law enforcement deployed a Tactical Response Team and crisis negotiators to the scene. Despite efforts to establish contact with the suspects, hours passed with no resolution.

Credit: Google Maps Lane leading to 9866 Haxbylane Rd
Credit: Google Maps
9866 Haxbylane Rd, LaMotte, IA

In the early hours of Thursday morning, authorities sent a robot into the residence, where they discovered both suspects deceased. The male suspect had taken his own life, while the circumstances of the female suspect's death remain undisclosed (it now appears a second female suspect was not present).

The incident has raised concerns and prompted an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is examining potential connections to the suspicious death within its jurisdiction. Meanwhile, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office has issued statements, updating the public on the evolving situation.

Throughout the ordeal, safety measures were implemented, including road closures and emergency alerts urging residents to stay indoors with doors locked. Despite these efforts, the tragic outcome underscores the complex challenges law enforcement face in responding to these incidents.

As the investigation continues, authorities are expected to release further details regarding the circumstances surrounding the events that unfolded on Wednesday evening. The community mourns the loss of life and awaits answers amid this harrowing ordeal.

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