UPDATE: Victims in Grand Chute homicide identified as grandparents of suspect

UPDATE (WKOW) — The victims in a Sunday morning homicide in the town of Grand Chute in northeast Wisconsin have been identified as Dennis L. Kraus, 74, and Letha G. Kraus, 73, grandparents to the suspect.

The suspect, Alexander M. Kraus, 17, is expected to make his initial appearance Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Outagamie County Court Commissioners Chambers.

Dennis and Letha Kraus

Police say Kraus admitted he fatally shot an elderly couple he knew in eastern Wisconsin and that he was planning an attack at his high school.

Grand Chute police officer Travis Waas told the Associated Press Monday that police responding to a 911 call for assistance found the bodies of the couple in their home in Grand Chute about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Waas declined to release details of the call.

Police say Kraus, of Neenah, was arrested at the house. Waas says Kraus acknowledged shooting the two and that he had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School, where he is a junior. Police and school officials haven’t disclosed the nature of those plans.

Krause is being held in the Outagamie County Jail on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.

Grand Chute police say the killings were “an isolated incident, with no danger to the public.”

Neenah Joint School District said in a statement Monday that the student also planned to cause harm at the high school. The district and police have released no details of the alleged plan.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


Police say a 17-year-old boy has admitted he fatally shot an elderly couple he knew in eastern Wisconsin and that he was planning to cause harm at his high school.

Grand Chute police officer Travis Waas told the Associated Press Monday that police responding to a 911 call for assistance found the bodies of the couple in their home in Grand Chute about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Waas declined to release details of the call.

Police say Alexander M. Kraus, of Neenah, was arrested at the house. Waas says Kraus acknowledged shooting the two and that he had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School, where he is a junior. Police and school officials haven’t disclosed the nature of those plans.

Kraus is being held in the Outagamie County Jail on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.


GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Police have arrested a high school junior in the killing of two people at a home in eastern Wisconsin.

Police officers found the victims at the house in Grand Chute during a welfare check Sunday. The 17-year-old boy was arrested at the home.

The teen is being held at the Outagamie County Jail on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide.

Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names, but police said in a news release that the teen knew them. No information has been released about how they died.

Grand Chute police say the killings were “an isolated incident, with no danger to the public.”

Neenah Joint School District said in a statement Monday that the student also planned to cause harm at the high school. The district and police have released no details of the alleged plan.

The Neenah School District put out the following statement on Monday morning.

“Grand Chute police informed the Neenah Joint School District that the student arrested on two counts of first degree intentional homicide on Sunday also had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School. Police have indicated that there is no danger to students and staff at the high school and the school day on Monday will proceed as normal. Additional counselors are available to students and there is an extra police presence as an additional precaution. We are appreciative of the work of our local law enforcement and this is another reminder for all of us to remain vigilant in keeping each other safe.”

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