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Investigators look for man in Omro double homicide; victims identified

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The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 33-year-old man believed to have information on a double homicide in the Town of Omro.

Investigators would like to speak with Michael P. Draine. Again, the Sheriff’s Office believes he has information about the case.

a man looking at the camera: Michael Draine © Provided by Green Bay-Appleton WBAY-TV Michael Draine

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Melissa A. Clark, 36, Omro; and Lavar L. Wallace, 40, Appleton.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that this is a double homicide investigation. They do not believe it was a random act and do not believe the public is in danger.

On Oct. 21, Clark and Wallace were found dead at a home in the 2800 block of Elo Rd.

Investigators have not released the cause of death.

One person believed to have information in the case is in custody on an unrelated matter, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That person has not been identified.

If you have information about this case or know anything about Michael Draine, please call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s OFfice at 920-236-7300.


The investigation continues into the deaths of two people at a home in the Town of Omro.

“At this time, the death investigations remain very active and ongoing,” reads a statement from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. “We continue to believe that there is no danger to the public.”

The Sheriff’s Office says names of the deceased will be released at a “later time.” They are still working to notify family.

If you have information, call the Sheriff’s Office at 920-236-7300.

Two people were found dead Wednesday morning in the 2800 block of Elo Road.

At about 7:31 a.m., officers and deputies responded to a 911 call in the neighborhood.

“Upon officer’s arrival, two deceased persons were located inside of a residence,” reads a statement from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office says there is no danger to the public. The statement did not say if they were looking for someone in relation to the investigation.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Omro Police, Omro Rushford Fire, Oshkosh Fire and Town of Utica Fire all responded to the scene.

Action 2 News will continue to update this developing story.

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