Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Steven Zelich Charged With The Gamez Murder And Hiding A Corpse In Kenosha County

Zelich charged for killing Gamez in late 2012 or early 2013 in Kenosha County after engaging in BDSM sex acts.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 5, 2014

Kenosha, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Steven Mark Zelich, 52, from West Allis, Wisconsin was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding the corpse of Jenny Gamez, 21, of Oakridge, Oregon. Zelich admitted that he killed Gamez in late 2012 or early 2013 at a Kenosha County hotel while engaging in BDSM sex acts. Bond for Zelich was set at $2M. Gamez was reported missing from Oregon in 2012 by her family.
Zelich told homicide investigators that he killed Gamez in late 2012 or early 2013 in Kenosha County, but wouldn't identified her. Zelich had been engaging in BDSM sex (BD) Bondage and Dominance, (SM) Sadism and Masochism with Gamez. 
Zelich kept Gamez's body for about a year at his West Allis apartment,  according to the criminal complaint.
Zelich, is former West Allis Police Officer who resigned from his job and then worked as a security guard. He is also facing a homicide charge in Minnesota for the murder of Laura Jean Simonson, 37, from Farmington, Minnesota. Zelich also admitted to Rochester police in Minnesota that he killed Simonson, 37, on November 2, 2013 at a local Rochester hotel. He then hid the body in his vehicle and left to Wisconsin. 
He kept the bodies of Gamez and Simonson and later discarded them inside several suitcases. Police have also confirmed the bodies were intact and not dismembered as previously reported. The bodies were discovered on the side of a rural road on June 5, 2014 near the Town of Geneva, Wisconsin.
Simonson's body still had a sex gagging mouth ball tied to her mouth and believed to have been strangled during BDSM sex. Gamez body had her hands tied behind her back and both bodies had been in a decomposing stage when they were found in several suitcases in Walworth County, according to police.
Zelich had been charged in June with two felony counts of hiding a corpse and a $1M cash bail was set during a bond hearing in Walworth County.
Zelich had used Collarspace with the name "Mr. Hancuffs" to promote his desire to have sex with submissive women who enjoy BDSM sex and liked to be tortured, placed on a cage, handcuffed and used as sex slaves.
In 2001, Zelich was given the option to resign from the West Allis Police Department after a naked prostitute ran into the street in handcuffs from his apartment. He was facing a misconduct disciplinary charge from the department, but after he resigned the charged was dismissed.
Zelich then went to work at Johnson s Control in Glendale as a security guard contracted by Securitas Security Services USA. He was hired by the security agency in 2007 and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal charges.

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