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Sawyer County clerk of courts dies in apparent murder-suicideSubmitted: 07/29/2016
HAYWARD - Two people died in rural Hayward this week in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police say the woman who was killed was the clerk of courts in Sawyer County.

The body of 56-year-old Claudia Bergan was found in her home Wednesday, dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Fifty-eight-year-old Dennis Meyer died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Bergan and Meyer both lived at the home.

Sawyer County Circuit Court Judge John Yackel says Bergan worked for the county for nearly two decades.

She was the court clerk in recent years.

The judge called her a dedicated public servant.

The deaths are still being investigated.

Story By: Associated Press

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