Apartment Fire Leads To Gruesome Murder-Suicide Discovery Where Six Family Members Died

Police and Fire

Several people, including four children, were found dead after an apartment fire in Hartland, Wisconsin, on Monday, Oct. 24. One of the six appears to have committed suicide.

It was not revealed whether the fire was intentionally set, or whether the man shot and killed his family. Police Chief Torin Misko said investigators found “flammable liquid” inside the apartment.

There are six decedents at 700 Mansfield Court in Hartland with gunshot wounds, Misko said Monday. Connor McKisick’s gunshot wound was determined to be self-inflicted.

Connor McKisick, 34, Jessica McKisick, 33, and Natalie Kleemeier, 14, are among the deceased. A 12-year-old girl and two 3-year-old boys are also deceased. The McKisicks’ sons are twins, according to the police chief.

Detectives are still trying to determine what happened inside the apartment building as a memorial grows outside.

“Waukesha County medical examiner is still working on determining exact times, but we believe it was in close proximity to our call time of 5:11 a.m. that morning,” said Misko.

Several guns have also been recovered from the apartment, according to Misko.

“It is a tragic incident for the family of the deceased, our first responders, and the Hartland community,” Misko said.

The police chief said it may take some time to determine the causes of death, and whether Connor McKisick shot his five family members.

The community is currently collecting gift cards for the immediate needs of three families displaced by this fire. Gift cards can be dropped off at Hartland Village Hall (210 Cottonwood Avenue) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly in Hartland also accepts gift cards.

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