Horrific attack: Wisconsin city of 132,000 mourns woman who didn’t deserve it

Bev Wile, a 51-year-old mother and city planner, and Willa Wile, a 52-year-old paramedic and mother of two, were pronounced dead at the scene in Waukesha, Wis., an area just west of Milwaukee.

The couple’s three children — aged 17, 12 and 6 — were released from the hospital on Wednesday, according to local media reports. It is unclear whether a seventh son was staying with his grandparents, but it is also unclear why their house wasn’t far from the scene.

Coincidentally, a GoFundMe page has raised over $10,000 for the family and reported “calls have been coming in” from around the country for a woman they called “Bonnie.”

“We believe, in a time like this, you need a miracle,” the page reads.

The Wiles and the Carr people have the same addresses, said Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack, but it wasn’t clear Thursday whether they were related.

Waukesha is a city of 132,000 in Milwaukee County. Other Waukesha residents, and the Wiles’ neighbor, were described as “visibly shaken” by a police spokesperson.

“She was a wonderful person,” said Bana Wile-Bell, an aunt of the slain Wiles. “This was a brutal attack. Her sweet nature will not be forgotten.”

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