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Homicide Investigation - Menomonie Township

On November 17, 2020 at approximately 3:42 PM, a homicide investigation was initiated regarding a death at N2564 440th St in Dunn Township.


Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputies initially responded to the residence to check the welfare of an occupant of the residence. Deputies located a deceased adult, white, male in the residence.


At that time the name of the deceased was unknown.


One suspect was taken into custody at the residence after Deputies arrived.


Two other suspects were taken into custody at a motel in Menomonie On November 17, 2020 at approximately 11:30 PM.


An autopsy was conducted at the Ramsey County Medical examiner’s Office.


The deceased was identified as Bruce E. McGuigan, age 37, of Hayward, WI. The pathologist determined the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries.


The deceased was known to at least one of the suspects and the incident was not random in nature.


The following individuals are in custody at the Dunn County Jail and have been charged as indicated below as a result of the ongoing investigation.


Ryan L. Steinhoff, age 37

- First Degree Intentional Homicide, As a Party To The Crime

- Multiple counts of Bail Jumping


Chad D. Turgeson, age 37

- First Degree Intentional Homicide, As a Party To The Crime


Ashley A. Gunder, age 24

- First Degree Intentional Homicide, As a Party To The Crime

- Multiple counts of Bail Jumping














Attached are the booking photos for the above individuals.


The matter remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, Wisconsin Crime lab, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.


If you have information regarding this incident, contact the Dunn County Crime Stoppers at http://dunncocrimestoppers.com/ or call 1-855-TIP-DUNN. You can also contact Investigator Mack at jmack@co.dunn.wi.us, Investigator Merryfield at rmerryfield@co.dunn.wi.us or by phone 715-232-1348.


No further information is available currently.

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