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Wisconsin man Tony Haase, 51, was arrested for a double murder in 1992 after police used DNA from a recent traffic stop to link him to the crime. He told police last week he was in a “drunken daze” and had “fragments” of memories of the crime, the criminal complaint said.
On March 21, 1992, Timothy Mumbrue, Tanna Togstad, and the Togstad dog were found stabbed to death at the Togstad home in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
The murders went unsolved for decades, although police collected DNA, reexamined the evidence, conducted interviews and executed search warrants, according to the criminal complaint.
Haase was once identified in the investigation, the criminal complaint states. A DNA sample was taken from a pen used by Haase during a traffic stop in July 2022 and that DNA sample was found to match the fluids on Togstad’s body, according to the complaint.
Officers took a DNA sample from Tony Haase during a traffic stop on July 6 that matched DNA found on the victim’s body. https://t.co/bTCs7efLuT
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During a police interview on August 11, 2022, Haase revealed that his father was friends with Togstad’s father, according to the complaint.
Haase told investigators he had never been to Togstad’s home and, according to the complaint, denied any involvement in the murders.
But Haase also told police “that over the years he has attributed to the murders, he had ‘snippets/drafts’ of memories,” the complaint said. “These ‘excerpts’ contained the memory of him going down the steps of the house and vomiting in the courtyard” and exiting his driveway, the complaint said.
Haase said these memories “made him very nervous and scared of being involved,” according to the complaint.
He later told police his father died in a snowmobile accident when he was a child. Haase said several people ran and crashed into each other, and one of the snowmobilers was Togstad’s father, the complaint said.
Haase told police that on the night of the crime he was “very drunk” and started thinking about his father’s death, which the complaint said led him to consider going to the Togstad house.
In a “drunken daze,” Haase said he had a “fight” with Mumbrue, “and moved his arm towards Mumbrue’s chest in a jabbing motion,” according to the complaint.
Haase said Togstad yelled “What the fuck” and then slapped her in the face, according to the complaint.
When “Togstad started ‘shaking’,” he said, he stabbed her in the chest, according to the complaint.
Haase said the crime was unplanned and “he didn’t know why he did it,” the ad says. He said that when “he saw the news, he was like, ‘Shit, what have I done,'” the complaint claimed.
Haase, of Weyauwega, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree first-degree murder, the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced Monday. He doesn’t have a lawyer. He has pleaded not guilty and is due to appear in court again on Tuesday.