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Wisconsin individuals named in motel death case

Members of the Mitchell Police Department respond to a scene at Thunderbird Lodge on Monday in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Authorities have released the names of the two people found dead Monday morning at the Thunderbird Inn in Mitchell.

John Renquin, 51, and Joyce Hanes, 54, traveled to Mitchell in a U-Haul van and arrived at the motel at about 10:40 p.m. May 18, according to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety.

Autopsies completed earlier this week indicated that two committed suicide by hanging. Police have said there was no foul play involved and that the two took steps to avoid being identified.

Renquin had a prior Green Bay, Wisconsin, address, and Hanes had previously lived in Oconto, also in Wisconsin. Neither is believed to have had a permanent address at the time of their death.