According to the criminal complaint, the woman called police Dec. 19 after she received a number of "bizarre texts and phone calls" from Kmecheck, who at the time was her fiancé,
while she was at work. When the woman returned to her Oshkosh residence, she was unable to find either of her cats and noticed the residence had been damaged. The woman told police that when she left for work on Dec. 18, she had seen both cats and Kmecheck had been at her residence earlier that day.
While officers were at her residence, the woman found one of her cats – an orange cat named Wilson – dead underneath a snowmobile trailer in her backyard
. It appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to the head. A downstairs neighbor later told police she heard a loud bang come from the woman's apartment and she saw Kmecheck leave the residence.
Officers were dispatched to the Jefferson Street residence again on Dec. 21 when the woman found a comforter that she believed had cat blood on it. The officer conducted another search and found a piece of black mesh material in a garbage can. The woman told police a similar material was on the underside of her couch.
When the officer looked at the couch, he noticed there was a hole. When he shined his light in the hole, he discovered the woman's other cat – a black cat named Molly – was dead and stuffed inside the couch
A necropsy performed on the cats determined the black cat probably died from asphyxiation and the orange cat's injuries were consistent with the cat asphyxiaton and severe blunt trauma
to the head.