Muskego Woman Overdosed at Same Home Where 2007 Torture Occurred

Young woman overdosed in the house where John Orlando burned and choked a victim 4 years ago.

A 24-year-old woman fell victim to a suspected drug overdose at W191 S6427 Hillendale Drive, according to Muskego Police, the same address where a grisly crime occurred four years earlier.

Jamie Hansen, of Muskego, died July 12 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after paramedics were called to the home, according to Muskego Police Captain Craig Moser. Hansen was using what police believe to be heroin, but the exact substance has yet to be determined, Moser said.

This was not the first call to police about events at the Hillendale address. 

In 2007, then 17-year-old John Orlando tortured a 20-year-old woman at the home, burning her with a cigarette, choking her, setting her hair on fire, and threatening to cut her into pieces, according to a JS Online report of the incident.

Orlando was convicted of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and served two years in prison. He is listed in Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) records as residing at the Hillendale Drive residence and is currently under extended supervision, said Tim LeMonds, Public Information Officer for the DOC.

Hansen was Orlando’s stepsister, Muskego police said.

Drugs are common in Muskego, said Muskego Detective Shawn Diedrich. Muskego police investigate all drug deaths, but Diedrich could not comment specifically on Hansen’s death.

“You name it, you can find it,” Diedrich said of the types of drugs Muskego youths are using today. The most likely group of users is in their late teens and early-20s, he said.

The signs to watch for are the same as ever, the detective said. 

“Behavior changes, and friend changes,” are good indicators that something might be up, Diedrich said. “The number of people doing it is the same, it’s the type of drug that changes.”

And don’t be so sure it’s not happening at your house.  Detective Diedrich said knowingly, “it’s always somebody else’s problem.”

Kim July 21, 2011 at 11:35 PM
I would like to know what the Muskego police are doing about this growing drug problem with heroin. I know of 4 deaths in Muskego from heroin even though I am not nor never have been a drug user! Is there any increase in the education in schools? What about the families out there that are looking the other way? People have a responsibilty to speak up. I would want to know if my neighbors think my child is doing heroin. If I suspected drug use amongst my neighbors kids, you can bet I wouldn't keep my mouth shut and have potential worries that I could have saved a live. Heroin only leads down two roads... death and prison. And Heidi, you aren't that much of a reporter if you have not even looked up the stats on how many 9-1-1 calls and how many kids from Muskego have died in the last few years. I would like to know why this isn't a high priority topic in Muskego? Shouldn't our community be made aware of how prevalent this is becoming? It is reported that some kid died on the bike trail, reason unknown. Isn't it responsible to follow up and say wake up folks and check your kids and loved ones!!!
Nicole July 22, 2011 at 03:01 AM
I am not part of the Hansen/Orlando family. However, I must agree with them. What happened in 2007 has nothing to do with the terrible TRAGEDY that happened last week. I do not understand why you felt the need to through that in there? Are you trying to incinuate something is wrong with this family? That is what I got out of this article. I guess we all make mistakes but instead of trying to repsond with that is news why not apologize to the family. Remember Heidi alot of people in Muskego know who you are and I feel you should now be judged just like you judged this family!!
Nicole July 22, 2011 at 03:11 AM
Heidi one other thing read you article again. Do you realize this article is not about Jamie it is about her brother? I guess I just don't get that?
Todd Hansen July 22, 2011 at 01:18 PM
resigned yet !!! been fired yet !!! you know we talked to the police and they said they told you no comment ongoing investagation !! yet you claim they told you all this crap !! if the patch keeps you i guess they keep people that lie !! it sure dont say much for the patch !! i would no longer believe anything you post !! nor should anyone else !!
Dustin Block July 22, 2011 at 04:57 PM
Jamie Hansen's story is a tragedy. From the comments it's clear she had many people who loved and cared about her, and that she had a bright future before her untimely death. We cannot, however, tolerate personal attacks against a Patch editor who is reporting facts and news. Patch does not tolerate comments that violate our Terms of Service, which include personal attacks against anyone. Due to a handful of comments violating our terms, we are closing comments on this story. If you would like to share a comment you can email me at: dustin.block@gmail.com. We will post submitted comments in a later story.


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