Husband found both his wife and son shot in the basement of the Milwaukee Southside National Hall building.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 7, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, Carmen Tina Arvelo Schwingle, 41, was identified by Milwaukee police as the suspect who murdered Hermelinda Sierra de Arvelo, 45, and her son, Arturo Arevelo, 12, who is Carmen’s brother inside a basement at the National Hall, 939 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee’s Southside. Police say the deceased woman’s husband, Miguel Arvelo came home and found his wife and son suffering from gunshot wounds around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday and called police. Both victims died at the scene, police reported.
Arvelo Schwingle, the stepdaughter of Sierra de Arvelo was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at McKinley Marina around 12:45 p.m. by some passers-by who notified police. Arvelo Schwingle was the suspected shooter in the double homicide, according to Milwaukee Police Sergeant Timothy Gauerke, from the Office of the Chief.
Arvelo Schwingle had stopped over for breakfast on Saturday morning at the National Hall, which has an adjacent living apartment. Her father gave her $1,500 to find an apartment and he left to do an errand, when he returned later, he discovered both his wife and son shot and called police.
Family members say, that Arvelo Schwingle had a history of mental illness, but that has not been confirmed. She recently bought a handgun and might have been the same weapon used in the homicides. The homicide and suicide investigation is ongoing, according to police.