It turns out Edward Lanphear might be even scarier than first imagined -- and honestly that's pretty damn scary.Police are now looking into the possibility that he is the culprit behind the April murder of University of Wisconsin-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann.Lanphear apparently had clipped a newspaper article about Zimmermann, indicating a special interest in the grim case where authorities failed to respond to her 911 plea for help .The only other article found in Lanphear's home...Read Full Story
These are excerpts from statements made to police by a 23-year-old man after being held captive and sexually assaulted by Wood County, Wisconsin man Edward J. Lanphear.This document can be seen in its entirety here. A Night of Partying Gone BadOn the night of July 4, 2008, a 23-year-old man enjoyed the fireworks and a local party at a beer tent. He walked home that night and his life changed forever when he accepted a ride from a stranger in a pickup truck."Somewhere in the area of Riverview...Read Full Story
Edward J. Lanphear, 46, of Wood County, Wisconsin was arrested Wednesday, July 8 for allegedly taking two young men (ages 21 and 23) prisoner and sexually assaulting them in his home.The two men (as of yet unidentified) told police similarly horrific accounts of being chained, beaten and sexually abused.The 23-year-old had been missing since July 4. That night, he had watched the fireworks before drinking with friends. When he decided it was safer to walk home, a stranger in a pickup truck...Read Full Story
Edward J. Lanphear was arrested for allegedly imprisoning two young men (ages 21 and 23), beating them and abusing them sexually.