Company president

Michael Lentz's family reported him missing shortly after Memorial Day in May. Lentz, 58, was a widower, his wife had died several years ago. He had three children. He owned a manufacturing business, and was known to travel to his other two homes and to Las Vegas.

Lentz had been having some financial difficulties, his home was in foreclosure and he had some federal tax lien's on his business in the past. Police initially did not suspect any foul play. The business was closed shortly after his disappearance.

Neighbors reported the last time they had seen him was around Mother's day. Investigator's twice contacted authorities in the county in Wisconsin where he had a home, and they reported they did not find anything suspicious.

Wednesday people who worked near his closed business began to complain of a foul odor. Police came to the business and found his badly decomposed body under some cloths in a garbage drum. Police say it is hard to pinpoint when Lentz died, due to the state the body was in. But it appeared that Lentz had been shot to death.

A murder investigation was begun, and Lentz's home and business was searched for clues. Police said it was not a random killing and they quickly zeroed in on a suspect.

Police have arrested Christy Lentz, 32, in the death of her father. She has been charged with 1 st degree homicide, concealment of a homicidal death and obstruction of justice. Police have recovered a gun they believe was used in the murder and are examining it for further evidence.

Police believe the two had had a dispute on the business property where Christy also worked. They believe that Christy had shot him and then cleaned up the scene and then later, along with her sister- reported their father missing.

The attorney for the business has said that earlier this year, Lantz had had papers drawn up making Christie the president of the company while he retained ownership.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story.asp?id=202012

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4301636

http://www.dailyherald.com/story.asp?id=202196

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-060623lentz,1,4578007.story?coll=chi-newsbreaking-hed

Police have said the full motive may never be determined. And that is the way it often is with family.

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 Authorities say that Michael Lenz was shot two times in the back of the head, while he was sitting in his office chair. He was killed about a week before Memorial Day. Authorities also have stated that Christy Lenz wrapped her father's body in plastic and duct tape, and that she attempted to set the garbage in the garbage drum on fire.

Bail has been set for Christy Lenz in the amount of $3 million dollars.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4304783

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7 Comments

  1. Soobs said,

    June 25, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again……..I just don’t get it.

  2. June 26, 2006 at 5:18 am

    I know Soobs, I know the feeling. What could have possessed her to walk up to him, and shoot him in the back of the head? And after doing the deed, how could she roll him in plastic, put him in the garbage, and attempt to burn it? It is totally incomprehensible.

  3. Susan said,

    August 4, 2006 at 4:15 am

    I know them both, and STILL CANT BELIEVE THIS HAS HAPPENED. What could have gone so terribly wrong? He loved her and her daughter so very much. How could she? Why would she? Sadly, the witness to this crime is dead! Miss you Mike 😦

  4. Not shocked said,

    August 8, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    I’m not surprised, I grew up with her. She was always pretty devious, and more than a little off.

  5. Friend said,

    November 21, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    I am surprised. I grew up with her as well, and I would NEVER in a million years have imagined her doing something so foul. I blame the damn boyfriend. Drugs can make you do some grotesque things.

  6. Devious ist the word for it said,

    November 25, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    I also grow up with her,(the 3 of us you know who you are) and well lets just say i have khown her to do somethings that were not only wrong & stupid but very very OFF.

  7. Janie said,

    June 6, 2008 at 3:50 am

    I grew up with her too. She was a little off, bu how could she have done the whole thing!. Someone had to help, Is the boyfriend convicted


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