Manhunt connected to woman’s mysterious death ends, 52-year-old man in custody

Franklin Police Department
Timothy Olson, 52, was accused of kidnapping, identity theft, and burglary for allegedly preying on women he met on dating apps -- at least three of whom became unconscious while with him, and one other who later died. Photo credit Franklin Police Department

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Timothy Olsen, a 52-year-old Wisconsin man, was wanted in several jurisdictions in Wisconsin and Illinois for allegedly preying on women he met on dating apps for financial gain, at least three of whom became unconscious while with him — and one who later died.

He’s accused of kidnapping a 79-year-old woman in Franklin, south of Milwaukee, and taking her money.

Olsen was also charged with identity theft and burglary.

He was picked up in Franklin, according to Police Chief Rick Oliva.

“We made an all-out effort to search the city, and fortunately one of our officers was very observant and saw him,' Oliva said. “Hopefully — that he’s in custody now — if there are victims, that they are likely to call their local departments and report that.”

It was at a bar in South Milwaukee where a woman Olsen was with passed out and later died.

The cause of her death has not been determined.

It’s unclear where Olsen has been living, though police have said he frequented southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. U.S. marshals had been looking for him, as well.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Franklin Police Department