Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
January 15th, 2020: Edward Styer, Age 78 – Colfax
We now know a Dunn County man allegedly killed his father in Dunn County on Wednesday.
According to Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd, Gary Styer, 51, of rural Colfax killed his father Edward Styer, 78.
According to Bygd, on Wednesday morning Gary Styer used a “blunt object” to kill his father and remained in the house with him until later in the day.
Then he drove to Eau Claire and told someone he knew that something had happened at the house.
Gary Styer was arrested for 1st degree intentional homicide.
News 18 first learned there was a death investigation on Wednesday night but few details were released until now.
A $250,000 cash bond was set for Styer. Formal charges are expected to be filed next week.