LAFAYETTE COUNTY (WITI) -- Officials in Lafayette County are investigating a triple homicide, and were seeking a suspect in the case for much of Sunday. Now, police are saying a person of interest is now in custody.
FOX6 News has learned an individual was taken into custody without incident at the Willow Park Apartments in Waukesha late Sunday afternoon.
Police are not identifying the person taken into custody at this time -- but do say they believe that individual to be a person of interest in the homicide investigation.
A pickup truck was discovered at the scene in Waukesha -- with a license plate matching the license plate law enforcement officials released in their description of the suspect and suspect's vehicle.
The triple homicide happened at a residence in the 9000 block of Phillipine Road in Wiota Township in rural South Wayne, Wisconsin just before 10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 28th.
Officials say they were notified of a deceased person in the home. Upon arrival, officials discovered a total of three deceased people inside the home.
A 1998 Ford F150 pickup truck (blue in color with a blue topper) bearing the license plate of 220-489F was being sought. The pickup truck is registered to one of the victims in this case.
The names of those found dead in the home Sunday morning have not yet been released.
Dianne Schmidt was one of many Willow Park Apartments residents watching the events unfold on Sunday afternoon.
"All that we heard was that there was a triple homicide over on the other side of the state and that they followed a guy here. It's kind of scary to find out somebody like that was in your apartment building -- and nobody knew about it, ya know? We think that one of the relatives of the guy that did it lives in this building, but we're not positive," Schmidt said.