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Oungst Pleads Guilty In Death Of Wayne Valliere, Jr.

Vilas Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Evan Oungst of Woodruff has plead guilty to second degree reckless homicide, seven counts of aiding a felon, and four counts of delivery of gabapentin.

January 1, 2018, the body of Wayne Valliere, Jr. of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa was recovered in Iron County, after he was reported missing by family on Christmas Day.

Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen were found guilty of First Degree Homicide with a Dangerous Weapon and Hiding a Corpse in August 2018 concerning Valliere, Jr.'s death. They were both sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. No date for Oungst' sentencing was announced.

The investigation into  Valliere’s death was led by the DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), with collaboration between nine different law enforcement agencies. Victim services were provided by the Iron County District Attorney and DOJ’s Office of Crime Victim Services.

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