Zelich in Olmsted County to face murder charge

Steven Zelich
Steven Zelich

OLMSTED CO., Minn. – A former Milwaukee police officer is now in Olmsted County as he faces a murder charge.

54-year-old Steven Zelich is accused of killing 37-year-old Laura Simonson, of Farmington, at a hotel in Rochester. Her body was later found stuffed inside a suitcase that was left on the side of a Wisconsin roadway. Next to it, police found another suitcase containing the remains of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez, of Oregon. Zelich has been sentenced to serve 35 years in prison for Gamez’s death.

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