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MENOMONIE — Bail has been set at $250,000 cash for a 51-year-old Colfax man accused in the death of his father.
Gary E. Styer appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a bail hearing on Friday, January 17, on one count of first degree intentional homicide.
According to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, the Dunn County Communications Center received a call around 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, requesting a welfare check for a man who lived in the Town of Colfax.
Dunn County deputies responded to the residence a few miles south of Colfax on state Highway 40 and found the body of Edward J. Styer, age 78.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s department dated January 17, investigators had learned that in the morning hours of January 15, Gary Styer had allegedly used a blunt object to cause the death of his father and had remained in the home with the body of his father until later in the day, when the younger Styer had driven to Eau Claire and disclosed to an acquaintance that something had occurred in the house where his father lived.
Gary Styer was scheduled to make another court appearance on Tuesday, January 21, according to a representative of the Dunn County jail.
Styer remained in custody at the Dunn County jail as of Monday morning.