THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
New snapshots based off of DNA analysis, left is at 25 years old, right is at 65 years old.
New Technology May Identify McClintock Park Murderer
Issue Date: July 12, 2018
With the help of some brand new technology, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve is hoping his department can solve two very old murders. On Monday, July 9, exactly 42 years after a young couple was murdered in Marinette County's McClintock Park, Sauve unveiled pictures derived from scientific analysis of DNA that was preserved by investigators back on July 9, 1976.
On that day, David Schuldes, 25 and his fiancé, Ellen Matheys, 24, had traveled to McClintock Park in Marinette County's remote northwest corner from their homes in Green Bay to go camping. They had left Green Bay at about 10 a.m. and were seen by tourists in McClintock park at about 1 p.m. The last campers to register before them had been there on July 6.
After setting up their campsite they had started out on a walk through the woods when Schuldes was shot and killed. His body was found in the park that day, on a path near the rest rooms. Matheys' body was found the next day, several hundred yards away. She had been beaten and sexually assaulted before she was murdered.
News reports from 1976 say Matheys had been shot at about 2:30 p.m. less than half an hour after Schuldes' body was found by a parks caretaker who arrived at 2:55 p.m. There was no one on duty in the park at the time of the shootings. Search for Matheys that day was unsuccessful. Her body was found the next day in a wooded area with three foot tall grass about 400 yards away.