January 13, 2005

Search warrant explained

Ironwood Daily Globe

Published Thursday, January 13, 2005 11:26:34 AM Central Time

HUDSON, Wis. -- Inconsistencies in statements made by a Hurley priest to police investigating the February 2002 murders of two men at a Hudson Funeral Home prompted authorities to seek a search warrant for the rectory at St. Mary's parish in Hurley where the priest resided.

Hudson Police Chief Dick Trende told the Hudson Star Observer this week that the priest, Father Ryan Erickson, had been interviewed on Nov. 11 and Dec. 7 of 2004.

Trende previously told the Daily Globe that Erickson was one of 1,800 people interviewed in connection with the murders of funeral director Daniel O'Connell and James O'Ellison, an intern at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson.

Posted by kshaw at January 13, 2005 12:28 PM