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Investigative Discovery to Profile Lynnea Gran Case Tonight


SUPERIOR - Investigative Discovery, a national crime investigation show will profile the cold case of Lynnea Gran tonight at 10:30 p.m. as part of their Main Street Mysteries series. This is a cold case that was solved through the work of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation, the DOJ's Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the Superior Police Department. The prosecution was handled by the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.


On August 9, 1986, officers responded to Les' Grocery Store in Superior. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Roger A. Gran outside of the grocery store in a hysterical state, advising that his mother, Lynnea Gran, was inside bleeding badly. Lynnea was an employee of the store. Officers entered the store and discovered that Lynnea was dead, having been severely beaten about the head.


During the summer and early fall of 2004, one of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's cold case special agents reviewed the case. Blood stains and blood splatter were located on a jean jacket owned by Roger Gran. Crime Lab analysts were also able to identify the murder weapon, a hammer.


On October 20, 2006, Roger Allen Gran was sentenced to 15 years in state prison on charges of 2nd Degree Murder for the death of his mother Lynnea.


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