Law enforcement asks hunters to keep eye out for Jefferson Co. fugitive charged with killing sister, brother-in-law

JEFFERSON, Wis. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has once again asked for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a double murder from over the summer.

“It is important we find him,” Detective Sgt. Chad Garcia said. “There’s significant charges against Kevin Anderson.”

Authorities believe 62-year-old Kevin Anderson was involved in an incident that left his sister and brother-in-law dead and caused a house to be engulfed in flames. He has been charged with counts of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted intentional first-degree homicide, arson and felon in possession of a firearm.

Officials said there are no known vehicles tied to Anderson, but he is a known hunter and outdoorsman. The sheriff’s office has asked hunters to be on the lookout for Anderson, who was known to spend time in the thousands of acres near County Highway A and Highway 106.

State and federal authorities are also involved in the investigation. Law enforcement agencies have combed rural Jefferson County in the search for Anderson, with the help of planes, drones, K-9s and thermal imaging.

“There’s a lot of areas that are very difficult to cover, especially in the summer months where they’re very wet and covered with a lot of leaves and so forth,” Garcia said. “As fall approaches, those areas open up and there’s a lot more people out in the woods during hunting season.”

Anderson has been described as a white man with blue eyes and balding brown hair who is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.

“There is a potential for danger if he’s found alive,” Garcia said. If anyone spots Anderson, the sheriff’s office advises them not to approach him. Instead, they should call law enforcement immediately.

Those with information can call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 920-674-7310.