Janesville, Wisconsin, police announced Saturday that former Wisconsin Badgers football player Marcus Randle El has been arrested in connection with a double homicide.
Seairaha Winchester, 30, of Joliet, Illinois, and Brittany McAdory, 28, of Janesville were found with multiple gunshot wounds near the intersection of Midvale Drive and Deerfield Drive in Janesville around 3:20 a.m. Monday, according to police.
Randle El, 33, of Homewood, Illinois, turned himself in to Chicago police Saturday afternoon, Janesville Police Chief David Moore said at a news conference recorded by local media. He said he expects Randle El to be charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
Randle El, the younger brother of former NFL standout Antwaan Randle El, played wide receiver for UW from 2004 through ’07.
The investigation still remains active, with officers still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence, Janesville police Lt. Charles Aagaard said. Police are unsure of a motive and have not recovered a weapon.
Aagaard said police determined Winchester and McAdory had visited a gas station near Humes Road in Janesville around 2 a.m. Monday and had plans to meet later that morning with Randle El, who was already near the same gas station at that time.
They departed the gas station in McAdory’s car and weren’t seen again until a passing motorist found the two women near the side of the road several blocks away around 3:20 a.m., each with several gunshot wounds, Aagaard said. They were taken to a hospital, where they died.
McAdory’s car was found later along Interstate 294 in Justice, Illinois, about a 25-minute drive from Homewood, Aagaard said.
During his career with UW, Randle El’s contributions on the field were minimal as he finished with four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown and 11 rushes for 29 yards.
Randle El also encountered trouble off the field.
He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery twice in 2005, first in March and then in December.
The first incident involved an argument with a woman inside Ogg Hall. Randle El allegedly punched teammate Nick Sutton, a linebacker from Detroit, in the second incident.
Randle El was eventually sentenced to 18 months probation and ordered to undergo anger-management counseling.
In 2014, Randle El was also charged with kidnapping after allegedly taking his 3-year-old daughter at gunpoint in Illinois, according to NBC Chicago.
Jeff Potrykus of the Journal Sentinel contributed to this story.