UPDATE: Charges filed in double homicide
Seventeen year old Ashlee A. Martinson of Rhinelander has been charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide in the deaths of her mother and step-father at their home over the weekend. Martinson, a Rhinelander High School junior, has also been charged with three counts of false imprisonment for allegedly confining three minor children in a room in the home.
The bodies of Thomas Ayers, age 37, and Jennifer Ayers, age 40, were found Sunday morning by Oneida County sheriff’s deputies. The officers were responding to a 911 call Sunday, March 8 to a residence located at 1625 Co. Hwy C in the town of Piehl, shortly before 11 a.m. Three minor children at the scene implicated Ashlee Martinson in the death of Martinson’s mother and step-father. The children were found safe and without physical injury.
The 17-year old Martinson and a companion, Ryan Sisco, age 22 were apprehended by authorities in Indiana Sunday night and are awaiting extradition to Wisconsin.