Authorities investigating the grisly discovery last week of two bodies stuffed into suitcases and left on a rural Wisconsin roadside said Monday that autopsies had determined that both bodies are female. At least one is that of an adult, police said in a statement.
Members of the Town of Geneva Highway Department were cutting tall grass along North Como Road on Thursday when they found the two suitcases, and police later found that each contained a body. Police Chief Steven Hurley told the Los Angeles Times last week that this could mark the first homicide investigation in the town's history.
A police spokeswoman said Monday that no information was available about the identities of the females, when or how they died or when the suitcases were left there.
Como Road in Geneva, a community of about 5,000 in southern Wisconsin, is in a largely rural area, Hurley said. There are farms on both sides of the road in the area where the suitcases were found, and Hurley said the nearest house was about an eighth of a mile away.
The bodies were discovered in an area north of the popular tourist destination of Lake Geneva.