Scene of murder to be removed
The scene of a triple homicide is being prepared for destruction, allowing the Danyetta Lentz family to move forward with their grieving.
"This is something we had to have done," said Russ Lucht, Danyetta's father.
Danyetta, 38, and her children-Nicole, 17, and Scott, 14-were found slain the morning of Jan. 12 in their mobile home just south of the city.
Investigators say James C. Koepp is the sole suspect in the triple homicide, but he has not yet been charged with the murders.
Destroying the mobile home was the family's wish.
"You wouldn't be able to sell it anyway, not with what happened in there," Lucht said. "It would take quite a bit of cleaning up.
"It bothered her mother just being there," Lucht said, referring to the mobile home.
Lucht feels the same way.
"There's no value to the trailer at all. It used to be her mother's. It's an old trailer. The floor has rotted away, and it needs to be totally cleaned up," Lucht said.
Everything in the trailer had been given to Danyetta and her children, Lucht said.
"Her brother and sisters have been in there and got all the stuff out that was important,'' he said.
Danyetta owned the mobile home. Lucht on Aug. 3 delivered the cleared title for the mobile home to Tom Jacob, president of Jacob Home.
Jacob contacted the Rock County Sheriff's Department, and Lt. Todd Christiansen on Aug. 14 took one last look at the mobile home, Jacob said.
"After that, they had no interest in the home anymore,'' Jacob said, referring to the Rock County Sheriff's Department and Rock County District Attorney's Office.
"We don't have any need for it anymore."
Jacob Home is preparing to move the mobile home, but Jacob said he didn't yet know when it will be hauled away and where and how it will be destroyed.