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Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 1:45 pm | Updated: 9:40 am, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

State troopers arrested two Cody teens a few miles from the scene of a triple homicide many are calling “senseless” that occurred about 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Clark.

Stephen Hammer, 19, and Tanner VanPelt, 18, have been booked in Park County jail in connection with the shooting deaths of a former West Park Hospital nurse Ildiko “Koko” Freitas, 40, and her parents, father Janos Volgyessi, 69, and mother Hildegard Volgyessi, 70.

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  • john pung posted at 2:14 pm on Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

    clipstein Posts: 81

    flying armstrong wake up...... per population would you like to make a little wager on crime???? just in powell 26 on staff at the police dept. and yet have the highest crime rate per population in many places in powell alone are broken into and not reported???? consider nepotism has done for your area?? consider the media not telling the truth?? consider what your feelings would be if you were raided by wrong address and they never apologized? think? and think about what the good old boys tried to do to someone who tried to get the truth out? Tried to protray as crazy among other things and now that the truth has come out and powell is losing business's and the city is broke....... at least once a week a phone call or email to come back and the fact that they need a breakfast restaurant......or an editoral june 19, 2008 that says you do not have a right to an opinion.. Should be laughing at all the troubles but not as it is sad....... feel sorry for all the people they have hurt including their reputations.

  • Sean Dimsey posted at 9:47 am on Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

    carsnmoney00 Posts: 4

    What the heck is going on in Cody (Park County). Suicides, murders, death by cop, little kids being taken, meth infultration. This is not why I live in a small town. This is the opposite reason of why we all chose to live here.

    I think its time for a new Chief of Police.

  • North Fork posted at 2:40 pm on Tue, Mar 5, 2013.

    North Fork Posts: 3

    In my day these two killers would of been handled with swift action and justice, not hot meals and a warm cell. It is a sad world now that these two kids, rather then have jobs, work hard and save money, the way it has always been as it should be, instead, targeted an innocent decent family and killed them. Looks like just drove up and knocked on the door and pulled their stolen guns and decided to leave no witnesses. What this action has done is now is to make everyone question anyone they don't know or answer the door armed, a sad comment of the times. Why they thought they could get away with this and why they were so desperate to steal and kill is the question. It is known one of them, Hammer, did live in Clark at one time and they must have driven past this house before and decided to target it. It is time for all young people who turn 18 to go into some type of responsible public service or military and be taught to respect our laws and moral decency because some parents aren't around or don't care and what is happening now, isn't working, and these senseless killings are proof of the moral decay seen all over the country.

  • flyingarmstrong posted at 9:07 am on Tue, Mar 5, 2013.

    flyingarmstrong Posts: 1

    To: okthen

    The entire state of Wyoming doesn't have as much crime in a year as chicago does in a Friday night!
    Your incredibly mis informed!

  • Slhouse posted at 8:24 pm on Mon, Mar 4, 2013.

    Slhouse Posts: 1

    How horribly sad. This was the sweetest little couple.......what is our world coming to?

  • Kathy Cottier posted at 6:11 pm on Mon, Mar 4, 2013.

    okthen Posts: 35

    Incredible! and sad! The small wholesome towns of Cody/Powell have had so much violence - I would venture to say more than Chicago, etc. I'm glad I'm gone.