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La Crosse County murder victims identified, autopsies being done

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The victims in a triple homicide that was discovered around 5 a.m. Friday have been identified.

Autopsies began on the three in Rochester, Minn., Saturday morning.

The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office identified them as 23-year-old Trevor Maloney, 24-year-old Peng Lor and 24-year-old Nemo Yang.

The last triple murder in La Crosse County, WIZM’s Brad Williams recalls was in 1992, when a young mother and her parents were killed at the parents’ mobile home near Coon Valley.

In a statement Saturday, Wolf said they’re trying to determine where the three victims were over the 24 hours before being found.

Maloney’s last known addresses were in Cashton, Wis., and Sparta, Wis., but authorities said he frequently resided in and around La Crosse.

Neither Lor nor Yang have permanent address but the sheriff’s office said they, too, frequently resided in and around La Crosse.

A worker arriving at Milestone Quarry just north of West Salem discovered the bodies just before 5 a.m. at the entrance and called 911.

La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf said Friday they believed the murders were targeted. He called the crime scene complicated and that no vehicles were found on the premises.

If anyone has information regarding this case contact any of these offices:

  • La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office at 608-785-9629
  • Non-Emergency Dispatch at 608-785-5942
  • Crimestoppers at 608-784-8477

Maloney was arrested for a high-speed chase last year, and has several open cases in Monroe County. Yang was charged with stealing money from a Holmen bar. Lor was scheduled to be tried this fall for meth possession.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Cristina morales

    August 19, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I just want to know what the hell does any of there pending or past charges have to do with them being murdered. I don’t believe that it’s necessary to add that as an endnote. It appears to invalidate and minimize the fact that these three men were murdered. I don’t care what your past present or pending charges are there is no reason to be murdered let alone murdered the way these three men were. I would like to know what is the purpose of this endnote stating that all three men had a criminal history.

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