Sheboygan County murder-suicide; man shot his wife

Two people were found dead at a Little Elkhart Lake Road residence in the Town of Rhine on Friday morning, Feb. 24. 

The Sheboygan County Emergency Communications Center received a call of two people dead at a residence in northwestern Sheboygan County around 9 a.m. 

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Upon arriving, deputies confirmed there were two subjects deceased in the residence. 

After investigating, the Sheboygan County Sheriff's office determined the incident was a murder-suicide.

The shooter, Douglas Lax, used a firearm to kill his spouse and then used the same firearm to shoot himself. The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Jane Fontaine.