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Vilas sheriff says murder suspect visited jail, left


February 16, 2018

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — A published story says a 19-year-old man wanted in an Iron County, Wis., murder case tried to turn himself in to Vilas County authorities last Friday.

The Lakeland Times reported Thursday that James B. Lussier, 19, of Arbor Vitae, showed up at the Vilas County Justice Center that evening, but was told he needed to turn himself in to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department in Hurley instead. He then left the building without being detained, the story says.

Lussier and four other men are charged in the death Wayne Valliere, 25, a Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found...

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