Oklahoma Murder Suspect Appears In Wisconsin Court To Answer Rape Charge

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:22 am
By: News 9

A Wisconsin judge has denied bail for an Oklahoma murder suspect who's also charged with a 1990 sexual assault and considered a person of interest in a 1992 double murder.

Forty-one-year-old Glendon Gouker appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court Thursday on a charge of first-degree sexual assault. He's accused of sexually assaulting a then-20-year-old woman in November 1990 in Iola.

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The break in the case came in 2011, when DNA evidence was resubmitted to the state crime lab for analysis as part of an ongoing investigation into the 1992 fatal stabbings of 23-year-old Tanna Togstad and 35-year-old Tim Mumbrue. State investigators say Gouker was found to be a contributor to the DNA.

Waupaca County Sheriff Brad Hardel says Gouker is a "person of interest" in the homicides.

Gouker is also charged with murder, rape and kidnapping in Pottawatomie County. Prosecutors say he killed Ethan Walton and then raped Walton's girlfriend. The couple had gone to Gouker's home to sell a piece of property.