Police are investigating a potential murder suicide at 800 South Limits Ave. in Cook’s Mobile Home Park in Cameron that began when a woman was stabbed in the early morning hours of Thursday and ended when a man crashed a car into a dump truck on Hwy. 8.
Police say they were called to trailer 23 in the mobile home park at 10:48 a.m. Sept. 12 and discovered a deceased female on the floor inside.
Police say the victim did not live at the address and no one else was inside the trailer.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department identified the victim as 22-year-old Audra Poppe of Rice Lake in a press release sent out Sept. 13.
At 4:30 p.m. two crime scene photographers dressed in white cleanroom suits and blue throwaway shoe booties left the trailer.
A neighbor at the scene said she had heard loud music coming from the trailer the previous night up until around midnight.
She identified the man living there as 21-year-old Eldon S. Jackson. Police confirmed that Jackson lived there in a press release sent out Sept. 13.
At 2:48 a.m. Thursday, a 911 call from 800 South Limits Ave. 23 from a man identified as Eldon came into Barron County Sheriff’s dispatch office, according to the call log. Eldon requested an ambulance and said someone had broken into his home approximately three hours prior.
The entry states that it sounded to the dispatcher like the man was freaking out. He told dispatch that people are messing with him before saying he no longer wanted an ambulance.
Police came to the residence at 3:07 a.m., according to the log, and reported that no one answered the door.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed two deputies arrived at the trailer and attempted to make contact. The lights were off, and the officers knocked on the front and back door, but no one answered. Callback attempts went unanswered. Fitzgerald said it is unknown if Jackson was in the mobile home at the time.
Two hours later, at 5:47 a.m., a caller reported a dump truck hit a car on Hwy. 8 west of Barron.
The road was completely shut down for over 4 hours as police investigated.
According to the Sheriff Department's press releases, Jackson was driving Poppe's vehicle when it crossed the center line and struck a dump truck driven by Robert Tourville, 52, of Prairie Farm.
Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene, and Tourville was transported to the Mayo Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The stabbing and the crash appear to be related, according to the Sheriff Department release, and police are not searching for any suspects.
Police have stressed that the public is not at risk. No arrests in the case have been made. As of 6:30 p.m. Thursday night, no one had been booked into Barron County Jail.
Earlier Thursday, at 10:48 a.m., the call reporting the deceased female was made.
A neighbor said she had heard a woman screaming and looked outside to see her on her knees outside of the trailer.
The neighbor identified the woman as 41-year-old Jessica A. Fisher. Barron County Circuit Court records identify Fisher as Jackson’s mother.
The Sheriff's Department stated it would release more information at a future time.
The Cameron Police Department, Barron County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.