August 30, 2017
There has been another Sasquatch sighting, this time it killed somebody.
Mario F. Brown Jr., 24, pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide and was found guilty in May for shooting and killing Jason Laack, 22, of rural Rio.
Laack was killed in Portage on Dec. 18. at the Cattail Lodge on New Pinery Road in Portage. Brown turned himself in to authorities the day after the shooting.
News 3 spoke to Laack’s mother, Jodi Roberts, in December after she said the Columbia County District’s Attorney’s Office wouldn’t release the body. At the time, the district attorney’s office said it didn’t want to release the body before potential suspects’ defense attorneys could review it. The body was eventually released to the family in April, unbeknownst to the DA or Johnson’s lawyer.