Welfare check leads to 2 dead bodies, 1 person in custody in Grand Chute

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GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) -- A 17-year-old man is facing murder charges after a welfare check lead Grand Chute Police to two dead bodies Sunday afternoon.

At 11:37 a.m., the Grand Chute Police Department did a welfare check at a home on W. Edgewood Drive in the town of Grand Chute. When police got there, they found two dead bodies inside.

Police arrested 17-year-old Alexander Kraus, of Neenah, at the house in Grand Chute. Authorities have not released the identity of the victims but say Kraus did know the two victims who are residents of Grand Chute.

Kraus is facing two counts of 1st-degree intentional homicide. He is currently in the Outagamie County Jail and is expected to make his first court appearance in the next 48 hours.

Authorities say Kraus is a junior at Neenah High School.

In a press release, Grand Chute Officer Travis Waas said, "This is still an active and ongoing investigation with several search warrants already being executed with more expected. Again, we believe this to be an isolated incident, with no danger to the public."