Woman found deceased after Fairbanks trailer fire

A 62-year-old woman was found dead after a trailer home fire in the town of Fairbanks early Sunday.

Authorities identified the woman as Judith Minniecheske.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sgt. Gordon Kowaleski said it could take several weeks to get the results of an autopsy performed Monday. Those results will include toxicology reports.

At this point, there is no cause of death determined and the state fire marshal was still investigating the cause of the fire.

Minniecheske had once been a member of the Life Science Church, once associated with the Posse Comitatus, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The church was never legally recognized as a tax-exempt religious entity but continued to operate.

Recently, the family had been involved in legal squabbles over some of the property belonging to the church.

The Tigerton Fire Department responded to the scene Sunday after authorities received a report of a structure fire at W15398 County Road M about 4:45 a.m.

The caller stated that a trailer home was engulfed in flames. The caller further stated that a shed near the house was also on fire.

The investigation is being conducted by the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Fire Marshal’s Office through the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.

No further details were being released.