Lincoln County releases information on homicide investigation
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the deaths of two town of Pine River residents, but stated the deaths are believed to be due to homicide-suicide.
Barbara Renken, 77, was found deceased in her home Feb. 14 after officers went to the residence for a welfare check. Her husband, John Renken, 78, was found injured from a gunshot wound, was hospitalized and died March 7.
According to a press release, the sheriff has found “no evidence to disprove” their theory and continue to believe this was an isolated incident.