Police say a woman whose remains were found in a suitcase in Wisconsin this month was likely killed in a Rochester hotel room.
The remains of Laura Simonson, of Farmington, and another unidentified woman were found in a pair of suitcases in Walworth County, Wisconsin June 5.
Rochester police said Thursday Simonson and the man arrested in the case checked into the Microtel Inn and Suites on November 2nd and that the man checked out the next day without Simonson. Three weeks later Simonson's family filed a missing persons report.
Highway workers in Walworth County, Wisconsin discovered two suitcases discarded along a rural road. Authorities discovered the remains of two females inside and identified one as Simonson.
The West Allis man arrested is being held in the Walworth County Jail.
The Post-Bulletin reports Rochester Captain John Sherwin says the suspect has confessed to being involved in Simonson's death.