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Double homicide victim’s family holds visitation amid arrest of suspect

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BELOIT (WKOW) -- Much of the traffic on Cranston Road in Beloit Sunday afternoon turned into the funeral home at the corner of Shopiere Road. One car after another turned into the lot where the visitation for Brittany McAdory took place.

McAdory, 28, and her friend, Seairaha Winchester, 31, died in a shooting February 10 in Janesville.

As friends and relatives embraced outside the funeral home Sunday, they declined on-camera interviews. However, one night earlier, 27 News spoke over the phone with McAdory's mother, Stephanie Vinson. That conversation occurred just hours after Janesville Police announced they had arrested their only suspect in the double homicide, former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver, Marcus Randle El.

"Initially, we were ecstatic for sure but, obviously, that doesn't bring Brittany back," Vinson said. "Right now, we don't have a conviction and until we have that solid conviction, I don't think I'll be able to rest easy and feel Brittany got the justice she deserves."

Janesville Police said Randle El, 33, turned himself into Chicago Police on Saturday with Janesville detectives present. As they work to extradite Randle El back to Wisconsin, Chief David Moore said investigators are still building their case against the former Badger.

"There are many more witnesses to be interviewed and much more evidence to be processed," Moore said.

As for the question many people in Rock County have asked over the past week - why? - Janesville Police said they're getting closer to determining a motive for the killings.

"Because it's ongoing, we do have good framework for that and we'd like to continue investigating that to determine what that is," Lt. Charles Aagaard said.

Until those answers become clear, Vinson said she's worried about one thing only.

"Taking care of (McAdory's) children and make sure they know that their mama loved them," Vinson said.

McAdory leaves behind two children while Winchester had four daughters of her own.

McAdory's family has said since the arrest they're aware Randle El's status as a former UW football player will bring more attention to the case but want the focus to remain on the victims.

According to an online obituary, a funeral service for Seairaha Winchester will be Friday at Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home in Janesville. It starts at 4 p.m.

A. J. Bayatpour

Reporter, WKOW 27

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