Posted by Melissa Burlaga
Hayward, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) Authorities in Sawyer County Wisconsin have released new details in a stabbing death that took place last week at the Bacon Square residence on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation.
Officials say that an autopsy has revealed that the cause of death for 23 year old John B. “J.B.” McDaniel has been ruled a homicide due to exsanguinations from multiple stab wounds.
Derek McDaniel who is the brother of the deceased was critically injured with multiple stab wounds and is currently being treated in a Duluth hospital.
Two adults have been arrested in connection with the incident.
18 year old Caleb Michael Miller and 20 year old Marvin Alex Corbine have both been charged with being a party to the crime of homicide and being a party to the crime of attempted homicide.
According to authorities Corbine was injured during the incident and was treated and released from the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital on Friday and was taken into custody Friday afternoon.
Both are being held in the Sawyer County Jail on $50,000 cash bonds.
Investigators worked through the weekend interviewing numerous subjects and have identified seven individuals including Caleb Miller and Marvin Corbine who allegedly went to the McDaniel residence around 4:30a.m. Friday morning.
However authorities aren’t releasing specific details to preserve the integrity of the investigation.
Currently additional charges are being considered and will be referred to the Sawyer County District Attorney.
Two of the individuals involved are juveniles and they will be referred to Sawyer County Human Services.
On Saturday night officers recovered instruments that were believed to have been used in the crimes.
Authorities say there are rumors in the community that this was a gang related incident, but the victims in this case have never been identified to law enforcement as to having any gang affiliations.