JANESVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - Janesville Police say they've found no connection between the beating death of a 21-year-old woman and the drowning of an elderly woman.
Also, the disappearance of a third person was resolved Monday, when he was spotted on a bank surveillance camera in northern Wisconsin.
Police have looked for some kind of connection ever since 28-year-old Clayton Courtney allegedly stabbed his male roommate on May 4th, and said he had killed three people that night.
Police Chief David Moore says it's now possible that Courtney may have killed three people over a number of years -- and not just one night.
Courtney's 21-year-old girlfriend Brittany Cross turned up dead a day after the stabbing incident. A short time later, 75-year-old Mary Coulthard went missing. Her body was found last Friday in the Rock River.
Chief Moore said Coulthard had an injury before she entered the water, but he would not elaborate.
The missing man, Gerald Hockensmith, apparently left for northern Wisconsin on short notice -- and it was not known how long he'd be there.
Courtney is charged in the stabbing of his roommate. For now, he is not charged in the deaths of Cross and Coulthard.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)