Home where Magdzas killed his family is burglarizedTwo of the suspects — Travis Lee Sherman, 21, and Echo Cordelia Banks, 18 — were located and arrested. Police say they’re still searching for the third suspect, Nicholas Erving Doty, 22.
Superior police said they have arrested two people and are seeking a third person for allegedly burglarizing the home where an Iraqi veteran shot and killed his family and then turned the gun on himself.
Police said they started getting tips Wednesday about a burglary at 2011 N. 22nd St., where Matt Magdzas killed his pregnant wife, April Oles, their 1-year-old daughter, Lila, and their three dogs last week.
“Several people had been overheard talking about committing the crime, and eventually were observed with proceeds from the burglary after actually committing the crime,” Superior police Sgt. Derrick Hughes said in a news release.
Police say witnesses saw three of the suspects Aug. 20 with a camouflage military-style backpack that had a video game system, controllers, games and movies believed to be taken from the Magdzas residence.
Police obtained a search warrant Thursday for a residence at 1907 Ogden Ave. and found the game system and other items at the residence. Two of the suspects — Travis Lee Sherman, 21, and Echo Cordelia Banks, 18 — were located and arrested, police said.
Police say they’re still searching for the third suspect, Nicholas Erving Doty, 22, in connection with the burglary. Any one with information on him is asked to call the Superior Police Department at (715) 395-7468.