DOJ releases names of girls and man found dead in Seymour

Published: Apr. 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM CDT
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The Wisconsin Department Justice has officially released the names of two children and a man found dead in a Seymour home last week.

The names of the little girls were released earlier this week in an obituary. The DOJ confirms that they are Mattelin "Mattie" Annie Samson, age 4, and Hailey Kaye Poppe, age 3 months.

The man found dead in the home was identified as Andrew R. Poppe, 35.

The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation. Agents have not released any information on the cause of death.

They say the public is not in danger.

A visitation for Mattie and Hailey will be held Thursday, April 25 at St. John Catholic Church in Seymour. It starts at 3 p.m. and is followed by a funeral mass at 6 p.m.

A roadside memorial of stuffed animals and toys left by people at N. Main and Pearl St. is being patrolled by police. Stuffed animals and flowers are being placed around a tree. One stuffed animal includes a message--"Fly Angels, Fly with the Lord."

On the night of April 18, Seymour Police were called to the 600 block of North Main Street for the report of a domestic disturbance. Police arrived at about 11:20 p.m. The were unable to make contact with people in the home.

The Outagamie County Emergency Response Team entered the home at 8 a.m. Friday and found the deceased.

Police said that "the mother of the children victimized, is safe."

Donations are being collected through the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home website.

You can also mail donations to this address:

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, c/o Mattelin and Hailey

358 S. Main Street

Seymour, WI 54165.