Authorities have revealed that three men found dead last week at a Wisconsin quarry likely knew the person responsible for the killings.
The bodies of Peng Lor, 24; Nemo Yang, 24; and Trevor Maloney, 23, were discovered at around 5 a.m. Friday by two Milestone Quarry workers, revealed La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office.
The quarry is located near West Salem, about 14 miles northeast of La Crosse, which is along the Minnesota border, according to Fox News.
“Investigators have reason to believe that all three individuals were killed at the scene where the bodies were discovered,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement on Sunday, July 25.
La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf told Fox News that the deaths were a “targeted act” but did not say how the three men died. He said he believes that they were killed Thursday night or early Friday morning.
Wolf added that there is no apparent connection between the deaths and Milestone Quarry or any of their employees.
WSJ News reported that sheriff’s officials are checking possible surveillance video in the area as they continue to investigate the deaths.
Lor and Yang reportedly had no permanent address, but frequently lived in and around the La Crosse area, while Maloney’s last known addresses were in Cashton and Sparta in western Wisconsin, the sheriff’s office released in a statement.