Suspect in killing of 6 took selfie wearing victim’s glasses at crime scene

MILWAUKEE (WDJT) – A suspect has been arrested in the fatalities of 6 men and women whose bodies were being uncovered in a household in Milwaukee much more than 4 months back.

Law enforcement say 34-year-outdated Travis Birkley took a selfie at the scene that aided them recognize him. He’s charged with 6 counts of felony murder through an armed theft.

Birkley took the selfie, demonstrating him donning a pair of what seems to be expensive eyeglasses, in the basement exactly where 3 bodies ended up later positioned, law enforcement mentioned.

Witnesses explained to police the defendant did not have on glasses. The criminal complaint explained individuals eyeglasses most likely belonged to 1 of the victims.

When police responded to a residence at 21ST and Wright, on Jan. 23, they claimed they uncovered a few bodies in the basement and a few more upstairs, all in rigor mortis.

Police claimed bullet casings from two unique guns ended up uncovered at the scene, which could stage to several shooters.

Times before, on Jan. 20, Milwaukee police attempted to reply to a simply call from a woman at an tackle a number of blocks absent that explained some thing identical to the criminal offense scene.

The caller stated, “Please aid me,” and stated that she was shot in the head. The caller also mentioned that she was presently at a location on North 24th Road and that three other people had been shot.

They tracked that get in touch with to the 2800 block of North 29th Avenue on Jan. 25, where they located the particular person who created that phone.

She admitted to police that she made that contact and mentioned the suspect is the just one that instructed her to phone and what to say.

Police claimed that is in which they uncovered Birkley, and they made use of cell phone monitoring info to ensure he was close to the scene of the criminal offense when the killings occurred.

Witnesses claimed Birkley seemingly labored as “security” for drug offers that took area where by the killings occurred.

The criticism reported a person confidential witness told police Birkley had informed him about the “botched robbery.”

The witness was afterwards recorded in a mobile phone discussion chatting about disposing the guns he stated Birkley and his “cousin” had employed during the shooting.

Birkley had his first court visual appeal Sunday. He’s currently being held on a $1 million money bond and is owing back again in court June 15.

Milwaukee law enforcement are asking for the public’s helping in obtaining out extra data about what occurred.

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