Authorities seek Fort Atkinson man in connection to deadly Jefferson County incident

TOWN OF SUMNER, Wis. —  The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating the deaths of two individuals and a fire in the Town of Sumner.

A news release says on the evening of Tuesday, June 16, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home in Sumner for a possible burglary. When authorities arrived on the scene, a deputy observed two individuals laying on the driveway, later determined to be deceased. The deputy took fire from the residence and returned fire.

The deputy then saw black smoke coming from inside the residence. The home has since burned to the ground; all that is left standing is the chimney.

Kevin Anderson

At this time, law enforcement believes the incident was targeted and not a random act. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking for the public's assistance locating Kevin Anderson, 61, of Fort Atkinson in connection to the incident.

Anderson is described as a white male, 6'0" tall and around 200 pounds with blue eyes and balding brown hair.

If you see Anderson, do not approach. Instead, contact law enforcement immediately.

Fire scene in the Town of Sumner

Crime scene in the Town of Sumner

Wednesday evening, heavily-armed law enforcement officers were at the scene.

According to a county property search, the homeowner died earlier this month. It is not clear if anyone other than that homeowner had been living there.

Officials say the home was Anderson's parents' old property. The estate is currently in probate court, according to online court records.

If anyone has information about this incident or was driving in the area of Wisconsin Highway 106 and County Highway A, they are urged to contact Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 920-674-7310.

DCI is leading the investigation with assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. They are also assisted by the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services.

Crime scene in the Town of Sumner