November 10, 2022 deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located at W11214 Mavis Lane, in the Town of Manchester, to check on the welfare of the resident. Upon responding, deputies located two deceased subjects inside the residence.

The two deceased male parties have been identified as 78 year old WILLIAM KERR , and 72 year old DANIEL ZILLMER, both of Black River Falls. Preliminary results from the autopsies show Zillmer died as a result of two gunshot wounds. Additional evidence from the autopsy and the scene indicates that Kerr died from one self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has determined that this incident was a murder/suicide. This was an isolated incident and there is no present danger to the community.

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