Police find suspect in 4 Wis. killings dead in vehicle

Associated Press / December 8, 2009

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MADISON, Wis. - Police found the body of a man wanted in two double homicides in Wisconsin yesterday in the car of one of his victims, a coroner said.

Tyrone Adair, 38, died of a gunshot wound, Dane County Coroner Raymond Wosepka said at a news conference in Madison. He would not say whether Adair had shot himself. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said police were not looking for Adair’s killer. An autopsy was planned for today.

Adair was charged Friday with killing Tracy Judd, 33, and 23-month-old Deja Adair, Judd and Adair’s daughter. He also was wanted in the deaths of Amber Weigel, 25, and 2-year-old Naveah Weigel-Adair. All four bodies were found Thursday.

The four-day search set the Madison area on edge. Police alerted law enforcement agencies across the country about Adair and warned other women he knew.

Nothing surfaced until a landowner in Cottage Grove, a village of 1,000 people about 15 miles east of Madison, called police yesterday morning. He said he had located what turned out to be Judd’s GMC Acadia outside a storage shed on his property.

Investigators found a revolver and a 9-millimeter handgun in the vehicle.

Detectives suspect Adair killed Judd and Deja Adair on Thursday morning at the home they shared in the suburban town of Middleton, then went after Weigel and Weigel-Adair at their Madison duplex that evening, investigators said.