Authorities identify two people found dead in Town of Wolf River

Deaths considered suspicious; person of interest in custody
Wolf River double homicide
Wolf River double homicide(WBAY)
Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 10:57 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM CDT
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TOWN OF WOLF RIVER, Wis. (WBAY) - The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two people dead inside a home in the Town of Wolf River on Saturday.

They are 72-year-old David A. Metzig and 71-year-old Jan C. Metzig. Deputies say they were married.


On Saturday, authorities arrived to the home in the Town of Wolf River around 5:15 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office is calling the deaths suspicious.

A person of interest is in custody. The Fox Valley Metro Police Department confirmed officers and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the person at the Heart of the Valley YMCA in the Village of Kimberly around 7:45 a.m.

A member of the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office said the person of interest was acting strange while inside the YMCA. Officers knew they found the person of interest because of the ID they used to get into the building.

“There was a large police presence at the YMCA during this event, however the YMCA has been returned to normal operation and there is no threat to the community,” Fox Valley Metro Police posted on Facebook.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed the public isn’t in danger.

Action 2 News is continuing to follow this story and will bring you the latest as soon as we learn more.