Complaint: Ex-cop hid women's bodies in vehicle

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Associated Press

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 6:04 PM

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a former police officer charged with stuffing the remains of two women in suitcases he left along a Wisconsin road met his victims online, bound and killed them and carried their bodies around in his vehicle for months.

That's according to police and a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Wisconsin. It charges 52-year-old Steven Zelich, of West Allis, with two counts of hiding a corpse.

The complaint says Zelich killed one woman in Wisconsin in late 2012 or early 2013 and the other in Minnesota last November. It says he hid the first body in his home, then later stored it with the second body in his vehicle.

Both women were found bound, and their bodies had started to decompose. One had a ball gag in her mouth

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