09/18/13 UPDATE - 4:09 PM -

Authorities have identified the two people involved in a murder-suicide in the Town of Bristol.

Deputies say 53-year-old Kevin Herskind shot his wife, 52-year-old Julie Herskind, and then committed suicide by shooting himself.

Authorities say Kevin Herskind also shot and killed a dog. Another small dog and three cats were removed from the home by an Animal Control Officer Tuesday.

Deputies say it is unclear at this point what led up to the violence. The investigation is ongoing.

09/18/2013 UDPATE:


September 17, 2013 – At approximately 1:20 pm Tuesday, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 6710 CTH N in the town of Bristol for a welfare check.


The call originated when an employer became concerned when an employee did not show up for work as expected.  When deputies arrived, they found two deceased individuals inside the house, one adult female and one adult male.  The Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, along with the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office began processing the scene immediately. 


First thing tomorrow morning the Medical Examiner will perform autopsies on both individuals.  Following their determinations, additional information such as the names and cause of death will be released. 



Dane Co. Sheriff officials say two people have been found dead on a farm in the Town of Bristol.

The farm is along Highway N.

Authorities are not saying how the two people died, but they do tell us they do not believe anyone else is in danger.

Deputies were called about the deaths earlier this afternoon. They are not saying who made that call.

Right now it is unclear whether the two people lived at the farm