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Police Officer Confesses to Murdering Victims He Met Online

| by Paul Brown

After an extensive investigation, Wisconsin police have finally solved the case sparked by the discovery of two murdered bodies found in suitcases in a ditch in southern Wisconsin.

One of the bodies was that of Laura Simonson, a mother of seven from Farmington, Minn. The other has yet to be positively identified. Both bodies showed signs of gruesome, sexually charged torture.

Inquisitr reports, " Simonson had rope wrapped around her neck, had a sexual ball gag strapped into her mouth with a collar and was naked. The second body... was partially concealed in black plastic garbage bags and had her hands bound with rope behind her back."

Steven Zelich, an ex-police officer from West Allis, Wis., has been arrested and charged with the crime of "hiding a corpse", though more charges are expected to be filed. According to court reports, Zelich has admitted to committing both of the murders.

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While Zelich has no prior criminal record, he resigned from the West Allis police department under "suspicious circumstances" back in 2001, Fox 6 Now reports.

Investigators say they are looking into Zelich’s profile on a sexual fetish website called “CollarMe.” Using the name “Mr. Handcuffs”. His profile says he is "actively seeking submissive women". The profile also states that he is, "Seeking a 24/7 slave for absolute ownership. There is nothing better than a slave tied tight, gagged, blindfolded, hooded."

Someone close to Simonson posted the following ad, making it evident that at least one person knew of Zelich's activities prior to police investigation: "Steven Mark Zelich is a sadist who has enslaved a petite female named Laura Jean Simonson. He keeps her naked, handcuffed, shacked and caged."

Laura's father has confirmed that his daughter had a history of mental illness. Upon being arrested, Zelich stated that he "saw Laura as a vulnerable adult because of things in her life that she was dealing with.”

According to the Inquisitr, "Zelich will be arraigned for a bail/bond hearing in court on Friday at 1:15 p.m."