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Stabbing incident at Villisca Axe Murder House Friday morning

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November 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say a Wisconsin man suffered self-inflicted stab wounds early this (Friday) morning, at the site of the Villisca Axe Murder house.

Villisca Axe Murder house

Villisca Axe Murder house

37-year old Robert Steven Laursen, JR., of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, was transported by Villisca Rescue to the Clarinda Regional Health Center and then flown to Creighton Medical Center in Omaha.  A report on the man’s condition is currently not available.  The incident was reported at around 12:45-a.m.

Sheriff’s officials say Laursen was visiting the historic location as part of a recreational paranormal investigation. Since there was no indication of foul play, authorities say it’s unlikely charges will be filed.

Deputies were assisted in their investigation by personnel with the Red Oak Police Department. Six children and two adults were murdered in the house just over a century ago in a crime that was never solved.