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Zelich charged with murder

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The man accused of causing the death of a Farmington woman and then hiding her body in a suitcase has now been charged with homicide in Wisconsin.


Steven M. Zelich, 52, of West Allis, Wisc., was charged Aug. 5 with one count of first degree intentional homicide and one count of hiding a corpse, in relation to the death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez of Cottage Grove, Ore., in 2012.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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