Suspect in Wisconsin massacre said he grew up in Colorado

DENVER — Police investigating the background of the man suspected of shooting and killing six people at a Sikh Temple near Milwaukee, Wisc.say he lived in Denver for a number of years.

Police shot and killed Wade Page, 40, following the rampage at the temple Sunday. Three people were in critical condition Monday.

“It’s beyond us to understand when this came up,” Wade Page’s stepmother Laura Page told reporter Justin Joseph. She lives in Denver.

“He was just a typical little boy and teenager. We went fishing, we went camping, we played in the backyard with the dog,” she said.

Court records listed a home in south Denver as Page’s address from 1998 to 2002.

Reporter Dave Young visited Wade Page’s grandparents. The woman who answered the door did not want to talk, but she did say that she was Page’s grandmother.

Elaine Lenz told Fox News in a telephone interview that page was a caring grandson who sent her a dozen roses two weeks ago, “just to tell me he loved me.”

“I’m sorry he has caused so much trouble,” she said.

Neighbors describe the couple as friendly.

“Actually, it’s just a shock,” says Steve Bayha. He drives his elderly neighbors to the doctor, and once met their grandson only briefly.

“He just nodded at me and went on his way,” Bayha says.

During his time listed at the Hudson St. address, Page was arrested for DUI in Denver and driving with a suspended license in Littleton.

Another longtime neighbor says he just can’t connect the quiet couple to any signs of a troubled grandson.

“It’s strange, that’s all I can say,” says Sam Lopez. “And we’re really sorry to hear that things like that happen in our world today. It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy as our tragedy in Aurora was.”

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An apartment complex in Littleton is also listed as Page’s residence from April 2000 to April 2007.

One man who lives in an adjacent building says he saw Page off and on, but they never spoke.

“I’d just see him and he knows somebody that lives in the building too. That’s why I’d just see him every now and again. That’s why I wasn’t sure if he lived here or not,” says Edward Imig.

Records also show he lived in at least three other apartment complexes in Littleton from 1991 to 1995.

In a recent online interview, Page claims to have been a longtime member of “White Power” themed racist bands, and that he grew up in Colorado.

Steve Bayha says it’s just a shock to him that there is a strong Colorado connection to the suspected killer in the massacre in Wisconsin.

Wade’s family is devastated. A reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel received the following statement via text message from his family:

“As the family of Wade Page, we are devastated by the horrific events that occurred Sunday in Oak Creek Wisconsin. While there can be no words of comfort that will make sense of what happened that day, please be aware that our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. We share in their grief for all who lost their lives that day and for those survivors, we hope for a speedy recovery. We have been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with the investigation in any way we can. Please respect our privacy as we try to deal with the tragic loss of life and family.

“It’s beyond us to understand when this came up,” Wade Page’s stepmother Laura Page told reporter Justin Joseph.

“He was just a typical little boy and teenager. We went fishing, we went camping, we played in the backyard with the dog,” she said.


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