FITCHBURG, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) Charges are expected early this week against a former Dane County sheriff's deputy suspected of killing his wife and sister-in-law at his home in Fitchburg.
Police said 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol of Lake Elmo Minnesota were found shot at the Steeles' home on Friday. Ashlee was dead, and Tollefsbol died later at a hospital. Police have not said exactly how the two women died. They're only calling it "homicidal violence" while the matter remains under investigation by Fitchburg Police. Officials confirmed Saturday that Steele's husband -- 39-year-old Andy Steele -- has been arrested. He's at an undisclosed medical facility with a non-life-threatening injury from the incident.
Andy was diagnosed in June with A-L-S. He recently took a medical retirement from the Dane County sheriff's office. Yesterday, Sheriff Dave Mahoney called it an "overwhelming tragedy for so many." The sheriff said his office is providing resources to help his staffers cope with the incident. The sheriff's office is not involved in the investigation.
Media reports said Andy Steele took the Ice Bucket Challenge on T-V to help raise money for the disease he contracted. A number of family members took it as well. Ashlee Steele helped raise $25,000 by Friday in an A-L-S fund-raising campaign on the "Give Forward" Web site.