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Two Janesville women murdered on Monday identified

UPDATE: JANESVILLE, Wis. (WREX) — The two Janesville women murdered early Monday morning have been identified.

The Dane County Coroner's Office identified the women as Brittany Mcadory, 27, and Seairaha Winchester, 30, both of Janesville.

Janesville Police Chief David Moore said Mcadory and Winchester were seen together at 2 a.m. Monday at the TA Express Janesville Travel Plaza. Just over an hour later, at 3:17 a.m., the two were found around the corner from the truck shop, on the ground and shot.

At a news conference Monday night Chief Moore said the women died at Mercy Hospital a short time later. The coroner's office says both women died as a result of the shooting.

A suspect is not in custody but police believe the public is not in danger.

When asked when the last double murder in Janesville occurred, Chief Moore said he believes the last one was in the late 1960s early 1970s, though it "could've been a murder-suicide," meaning Janesville has not seen a double murder in several decades.

"It was a particularly violence scene," he said.

About an hour after the women were found shot in Janesville, a vehicle registered to one of the victims was found in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

The drive from Janesville to Hoffman Estates is about an hour and 15 minutes, leading police to believe the driver left the scene immediately after the shooting.

Police wouldn't say if they believe the shooter is in Illinois but authorities are working with Illinois law enforcement with information.

Anyone with information about the double murder is asked to call Janesville Police or CrimeStoppers.

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also been a producer and Assignment Editor at the station.

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