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Mar052013

Wyo. Teens to Appear in Court in Connection with Triple Homicide

Stephen Hammer, left, and Tanner Vanpelt. (http://parkcountysheriff.net)(PARK COUNTY, Wyo.) -- Two teens are set to appear in court Tuesday to face charges in the deaths of three members of a Wyoming family, a case authorities are calling "nothing short of cold-blooded murder."

The suspects are identified as 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt and 19-year-old Stephen Hammer, both from Cody, Wyo.

Vanpelt and Hammer were arrested Saturday after neighbors described seeing two men entering a Clark, Wyo., home where the victims' bodies were found at approximately 11:15 a.m. local time, Park County Sheriff Scott A. Steward said in the statement.

Witnesses and neighbors reported seeing two cars flee from the residence a short time later. One of the cars allegedly belonged to one of the victims, 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas, police said.

Freitas and her parents, Janos Volgyesi, 69, and Hildegard Volgyesi, 70, were found dead inside the house by police.

Police located the vehicles several miles from the crime scene and arrested Vanpelt and Hammer without incident.

"This is nothing short of cold-blooded murder and I attribute the quick apprehension of the suspects to alert neighbors and the swift actions of members of the Park County Sheriff's Office and Troopers of the Wyoming State Patrol," Steward said.

Police have not identified a motive or said how the three victims were killed.

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