Girl Dies After 325-pound Cousin Sits On Her As PunishmentTopless Model Killed As She's Filmed Hanging Out Of Car WindowMan Accused Of Ripping Out Woman's Eyeballs During Domestic AssaultMan Strangled His Two Infant Sons To Death Before Hanging Himself50 Dead After Gunman Shoots At Vegas Outdoor Music Festival From Hotel RoomMan Called Wife To Say He Drowned Their Baby Daughter In BathtubGirl, 3, Dies After Falling Into Ice Cream Shop's Grease PitWoman Tried Running Over Husband With Minivan After Attending Swinger PartyWoman Accused Of Cooking Her 2-Year-Old Daughter Alive On Charcoal GrillMom Didn't Call 911 For Dying Daughter Because She Was Low On Minutes

Jaren KuesterDARLINGTON, WI – Jaren Kuester, a 31-year-old man with a history of mental problems, has been arrested and charged with beating three elderly people to death with a fireplace poker.

According to reports, Kuester was arrested after threatening staff members at a Waukesha County animal shelter. Staff there said Kuester demanded that the dead dog he’d dropped off a few weeks earlier be returned to him alive. He told them they would pay with their lives when they did not oblige.

After making bail, he got in his vehicle and started driving, feeling as if his life was “crashing and burning” around him. After driving three counties away, he felt as if he was being followed, so he abandoned his vehicle, stripped off his clothes, and ran into the woods.

He ended up getting cold and broke into the farmhouse of Gary Thoreson, 70, and Chloe Thoreson, 66, who were not at home. After getting clothes, food, and searching for valuables, Kuester went to sleep on a bedroom floor. Sometime after, 70-year-old Dean Thoreson, Gary’s brother, arrived and entered the home. Investigators believe Dean was just checking on the house while the couple was away.

Kuester used a fireplace poker to beat Dean to death. He then parked Dean’s truck in the garage and shut the door. Later, when Gary and Chloe came home, Kuester beat them to death with the fireplace poker. Chloe was also stabbed. Afterwards, Kuester left the home with money, blankets and a metal bar, then drove Dean’s truck to his father’s apartment.

Police eventually tracked him down and said once located, he had “visible lacerations” and dried blood on him. Kuester’s father told investigators that when his son showed up at his home, he confessed to having hurt three people. He also added that Jaren was being treated for mental health issues and taking various medications.

Jaren Kuester was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide, burglary and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was ordered held on $3 million bail.

Help The Dreamin Demon go ad free! Support us on Patreon!
Tags: , , , , , , , ,


The views expressed in the comments are those of the comment writers and don't represent the views or opinions of D'D or its staff. Feel free to flag comments that may violate conditions outlined in our Disclaimer.

  • Ban fireplace pokers!

  • OMG BAN……… Damn Chris beat me too it!

  • Maybe he was pissed his name is jaren if that was my name I would smother 5 old ladies with potholders

  • Why are the hot ones always so crazy? And why does that make them even hotter? Alas, I have never been into criminals.

  • 18th40

    The look on his face is, “no shit, really ? I did all that ? Nope, don’t remember any of it, hey you got a smoke ?”.

  • fire poking: your doing wrong.

  • ultracreep

    Strangely, the very first words I saw on this page were “Chloe Thoreson, 66.” Chloe is my daughter’s name and I thought of her getting to that age in life where you’re supposed to take it easy and enjoy what’s left and then I see that some nutbar beat her to death with a fireplace poker. Doesn’t make my day at all.

  • fire poker background checks AT LEAST

  • Kasie K

    Ewww, close eyes = crazy

  • WarriorArtemis

    Are they gonna ban Fireplace pokers now?!

  • Jaren Kuester Charged With Beating Three Elderly People To Death With Fireplace Poker –

  • newstarshipsmell

    Considering it was the animal shelter’s failure to resurrect his dog – a completely reasonable expectation, in my eyes – which set this all in motion, I’d say banning animal shelters ought to be our top priority.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Why didn’t the father notify the police?

  • Buffettgirl

    Hey – they do animal resurrections in Wisconsin??? Sweet – now I have some digging to do…

  • Eliza Berntsen

    This story reads like Goldilocks and the three bears gone very, very wrong.

  • Eliza Berntsen

    You get a like from me, just because some cunt punt doesn’t get sarcasm.

  • Eliza Berntsen

    You might find that there’s nothing to dig out.

  • Pyncky

    Put him in a medical coma in a cage and feed him through a tube until someone needs his organs.

  • Pyncky

    Hot ones? He looks like a troll that lives under a bridge.

  • She’s from Kentucky. No really, I checked.

  • If you’re going to use “cunt punt” you better use it better than that…

  • While I very much agree with you, why was he allowed to make bail after threatening staff members who weren’t able to perform a Jesus Christ on his dog? They didn’t consider him a risk to society at that point? Did they think he was going to go home and take a fucking bubble bath and wind down after that?

  • No I am from Arizona, I live in Kentucky, Cock sucker.

  • His eyes are a bit close together, but he has a nice shaped head and jaw and lips. He could use some hair to cover those ears, too, lol.

  • Valerie

    Will it work on cremains? *eyes urn on mantle*

  • Sorry ma’am. Please excuse me. She LIVES in Kentucky. No really, I checked.

  • Those ears of his are very “Spock”-like ::shudders::

  • newstarshipsmell

    I can’t help but wonder how tempted some of the staffers must have felt to find another rescue that sort of vaguely looked like his dog and try to pass it off as the same, just to make him go away.

  • No word on why the dog died in the first place…

  • takurospirit

    Same here. I really didn’t know how common that name was. I think there will be at least 3 Chloes in her class when she starts kindergarten. Poor Chloe Thoreson. Someone carried her around, changed her diapers, fed her, taught her to walk and talk and up she grows to be beaten to death in her golden years by a crazy person. Sad.

  • takurospirit

    I sense a movie.

  • takurospirit

    He fucked it to death.

    Disclaimer: Um. I made that up. I don’t know where that came from. Sorry.

  • WarriorArtemis

    BUT….he didn’t beat the elderly people with a shelter. lol

  • Buffettgirl

    Now you’re just freaking me out! 😉

  • Buffettgirl

    I don’t know… wouldn’t hurt to try would it? (As long as the animal in question wasn’t named Gage, then things would just be too spooky!)

  • Valerie

    Not Gage, Cocoa. Poor guy, it’s been just over a year. Cocoa would never be able to be evil, he was just too goodhearted.

  • Buffettgirl

    Awww… poor Cocoa. I’m sorry, that’s sad. The one I miss and would resurrect without question has been gone 25+ years, but for a chance to have my Licorice back I’d try just about anything! She was the best 90+ pound lap doggy EVER!

  • newstarshipsmell

    Quit trying to introduce reason into the argument.

  • MyHovercraftIsFullofEels

    Exactly, it’s a verb not a noun.

  • Valerie

    My Rohroh (his nickname) was a big, fat chocolate lab. Such a sweet, smart dog. He died in mine and my son’s arms after old age took too much out of him. I would give almost anything just to spend more time with him though back in his healthy years. Maybe it’s just the pregnancy hormones, but now I am sad and teary eyed.

  • ultracreep

    It wasn’t a common name when I named my child that, I thought it was just a cool old name. Sadly, when she was young, a character on a soap opera came out named Chloe. Then I knew it was all over and was going to become super common. Damned soaps. Anyway, she was usually the only one in the class with her name growing up. The generation coming up now has a lot of them though.

  • Buffettgirl

    I’d go with hormones for that too… My Licorice was only five when she went to another home (we were leaving the warm climate of Georgia and moving back to damp, rainy Oregon and she had a bad case of hip dysplasia so we let the vet in Georgia keep her) and I guess she lived another couple of years but I still miss her SO much. I totally get why it still makes you sad…

  • Buffettgirl

    I went to middle school with a Chloe (great chick too) back in the early 80’s, I’ve always thought it was an exceptionally cool name! Actually, now that I think about it, those girls I went to school with in South Africa had some seriously cool for the times names… we had Chloe, Miranda, Vanessa, Tanja, Bronwyn, the twins Selena and Antoinella, Emma, Lizette… shoot the list actually goes on from there but darn cool names for kids born in 1970-1971!

  • RT @dreamindemon: Jaren Kuester Charged With Beating Three Elderly People To Death With Fireplace Poker –

  • Jessica Bolanos

    I agree, I’d hit that. I’m from Texas.

  • I’d hit it… with a fireplace poker.

  • A mentally disturbed troll… LOL

  • Sarah Ochocki

    I’m with you. I probably wouldn’t kick him out of my bed.

  • Haha! Just make sure any “poker” he’s packing is not of the fireplace variety 😉

  • Alexei

    lol that guy’s a freakin oogle, guess some chicks are into that