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.