Wisconsin man convicted after DNA helped unlock '76 slayings

Jul 28, 2021

MARINETTE, WI (AP)--   An 84-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of murder in the 1976 shootings of a couple camping in a northeastern Wisconsin park.

A jury in Marinette County returned verdicts soon after beginning deliberations in the trial of Raymand An 84-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of murder in the 1976 shootings of a couple camping in a northeastern Wisconsin park.

A jury in Marinette County returned verdicts soon after beginning deliberations in the trial of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven. Their judgment wrapped up a case that grew cold over more than four decades until DNA technology led to an arrest.

Vannieuwenhoven was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys at McClintock Park.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 26.


n. Their judgment wrapped up a case that grew cold over more than four decades until DNA technology led to an arrest.

Vannieuwenhoven was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys at McClintock Park.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 26.