Victims in Grand Chute homicide identified as grandparents of suspect

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UPDATE (WKOW) — The victims in a Sunday morning homicide in the town of Grand Chute in northeast Wisconsin have been identified as Dennis L. Kraus, 74, and Letha G. Kraus, 73, grandparents to the suspect.

The suspect, Alexander M. Kraus, 17, is expected to make his initial appearance Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Outagamie County Court Commissioners Chambers.

Police say Kraus admitted he fatally shot an elderly couple he knew in eastern Wisconsin and that he was planning an attack at his high school.

Grand Chute police officer Travis Waas told the Associated Press Monday that police responding to a 911 call for assistance found the bodies of the couple in their home in Grand Chute about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Waas declined to release details of the call.

Police say Kraus, of Neenah, was arrested at the house. Waas says Kraus acknowledged shooting the two and that he had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School, where he is a junior. Police and school officials haven’t disclosed the nature of those plans.

Krause is being held in the Outagamie County Jail on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.

Grand Chute police say the killings were “an isolated incident, with no danger to the public.”

Neenah Joint School District said in a statement Monday that the student also planned to cause harm at the high school. The district and police have released no details of the alleged plan.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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