Posted: Mar 3, 2013 3:41 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2013 3:41 PM
BILLINGS- The Park County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming has released the names of the victims and the suspects connected to a triple homicide which happened late on Saturday morning in Clark, Wyoming.
According to Park County Sheriff Scott Steward, the victims have been identified as 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas and her parents, 69-year-old Janos Volgyessi and 70-year-old Hildegard Volgyessi.
Ildiko and her parents were currently living in Clark, Wyoming.
Steward says his office received a report around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday from a neighbor that two people had been shot inside a residence on Big View Road.
Steward says when emergency crews arrived on scene they discovered that both of the injured victims had died.
Upon searching the home crews located a third body in the basement of the home.
On Saturday, a resident of the neighborhood, Robert Bushman Jr. , told Q2 what his neighbor who called the Sheriff's Office had seen happen at the home.
"Basically, a white car had come up the road, pulled right up to the driveway-two young men got out, went up to the front door," said Bushman of his neighbor's description. "Around 20 minutes later, the homeowner's black Audi went flying down the gravel road-it's a gravel road mind you-went flying down the road with the white car following it. And then, two of the homeowner's dogs were chasing the cars and the other neighbor saw one of the dogs, got it into their truck and went to take it back to the house. And when they stepped inside, that's when they found the bodies."
Steward says the Park County Sheriff's dispatchers broadcasted the vehicle descriptions immediately and that the Wyoming Highway Patrol located the vehicles several miles from the scene and took both subjects into custody without incident.
According to the Park County Sheriff's Office, those suspects have been identified as 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt, both from Cody, Wyoming.
Steward says both men are currently being held in the Park County Detention Center and will be formally charged for the three murders and other crimes on Tuesday, March 5th.
"This is nothing short of cold blooded murder and I attribute the quick apprehension of the suspects to alert neighbors and the swift actions of members of the Park County Sheriff's Office and Troopers of the Wyoming State Patrol," said Steward.