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.”

WIRSOL July 19, 2011 at 01:38 PM
Two years for Torture? Really and a 17 year old boy that has sex with is girlfriend consensually has to register for life. Now this man scares me and he will be 'free and clear' when he is off of extended supervision.
unknown July 20, 2011 at 11:06 PM
How dare you mare the death of a young woman when her family is already going through enough pain. You should be ashamed of yourself. As for the previous comment maybe you should know the truth of what happened before you open your mouth. You dont know the young man...only what you have read. These people have lost a child...no matter what the circumstanes were. Have respect.
andy lutter July 21, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Just a few observations about this article and commentary: It seems like the author had an opportunity to comment on the tragedy of a young woman's death and the pain families and friends go through when something like this happens. Instead, it was sensationalized like a tabloid and likely caused more pain to an already suffering family. Very unprofessional! The 1st commenter was totally clueless. I don't know what self-centered planet he/she comes from. It's about the loss of a child in a most horrible way. Get it now? n
Amanda July 21, 2011 at 03:12 AM
How dare you, this is one of the hardest things a family could go threw, and YOU decide that write an artical about facts you clearly know nothing about. Now is the time to YES get as much information about the dangers of drugs out there, but this artical clearly is more about rubbing salt in an open wound then it is about FACTS. Another thing what does one incident have to do with another! Why would you write such a hurtful artical, imagin how you would feel if this happend to you! As the officer said this problem could be behind anyone of our doors so instead of kickin a family while they are down and digging up past hurts. Why wouldnt we as a community try and help heal the hurt, we all could suffer from!
MJoyce July 21, 2011 at 06:03 AM
I totally agree with the latter three comments. A great family, who helps out anyone in need, goes the extra mile for a friend, and someone just airs their dirty laundry? As for WIRSOL, he was the child in the relationship... right? He was underage, if anyone should register from that particular situation it should be the "victim." Also, judgements have been made, from the knowledge gained from the media, that is pathetic. Have you, WIRSOL, read the court records and looked at both sides of the courtroom? The linked article was mostly one-sided. Are you afraid of every "bad guy" on the news? Do you isolate yourself in your home? As for the deceased, who was hardly mentioned in this article... hmm, was Miss Hansen the intended subject? Or was this just another attack on this kind hearted, sweet kid? Who may have made a mistake, but the situation was blown out of proportion. Hasnt he and his family suffered enough in these past four years?
Todd Hansen July 21, 2011 at 12:40 PM
haw dare you trash the memory of my niece jamie she was she was a very sweet girl who never hurt anyone . she never judged anyone loved everyone not for what they had or what they looked like . for you to throw salt in a fresh wound makes me sick !! her mom hasent even got her ashes back and you do this to her !! and as for johnny he was tried in the media before he even had a trial !!! if i were the patch i would fire you or if you were a decent person you would resign today !! but i have a feeling you are as rottin a person as your made up story shows !! just pray god forgives your soal because there are alot of people out here that will never forgive you or forget the crap you wrote !!!
Todd Hansen July 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM
the city of muskego has been a drinking druging town for a very long time i grew up there and i played around some myself and less you people wake up what happend to jamie will continue to happen over and over agian !! if you think because you live in the suburbs your kids are safe !! guess agian keep your heads in the sand and i garantee it will happen agian sooner rather than later wake up keep an eye on your kids !!! they hide it well we never thought this would happen to are jamie !!!
Sarah Newkirk July 21, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Its true that there are lots of drugs and plenty of drinking going on in Muskego, just as it is in any city. And I know there are plenty of sheltered people that believe that their sports star kids, or quiet kid, or very active in school kid would never do those things and believe that they probably haven't already. News flash growing up in Muskego I knew about people doing these things in middle school! Good Luck to all you parents you've got another thing coming once you find out what's really happening. But this article barely talks about Jamie and talks about a boy who did make a mistake and did his time just like anyone else would have done. The author of this article grabs your attention talking about a young women who unfortunately was called to heaven before any of us would have liked, but then goes on for the remainder of the article talking about John. Let these people mourn the death of their daughter in peace, John is not the focus right now. They lost someone that was near and dear to their hearts and who will never be replaced, stop bringing up other problems that happened, don't you think they have it hard enough yet? You might as well be kicking them after they already fell down enough is enough
Cari Erdmann July 21, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Heidi Lindhorst is one horrible writer. She had a chance to make an article that could move people to help the use of drugs and instead she chose to talk about something from the past that was over and served time on. Obviously from the above article you have a graduated muskego student telling you that kids in middle school were being introduced to it. It surprises me that comments like this still won't change the minds of muskego police to start being proactive and doing something about the drug problem in THEIR city. People need to stop living in the past and worrying about what happened 2 years or more ago and start worrying about the future of our young people!
howardhansen July 21, 2011 at 03:59 PM
What kind of an evil person can feed off other peoples grief? I am Jamies grandma, my love for her knew no end. The pain is so bad I can hardly stand it. Then someone like you comes along. I am lucky I did not have another heart attack. I hope god will forgive you but I also hope some day you can feel the pain we are all feeling now! Howard & Eileen Hansen
Todd Hansen July 21, 2011 at 04:03 PM
thanks everyone for the support as for my spelling and the way i write i am a product of the muskego schools !! jamie was a great girl and she has a great family all of whom have been ripped apart by what happened !! and i was proud that jamie had my last name i will never forget her and i will not allow her to be trashed by anyone !!
Shawna Veley July 21, 2011 at 04:16 PM
This article is so far fetched off of a small idea of what some cop says is truth. First of all Deidrich, whom I have met before is a joke! I have known this family for a long time and none of that story is true except for what Jamie died from. Johnny Orlando is one of the sweetest kids I have ever met. A way better kid then some of these moron kids some of you suburban parent's have raised. Most of you idiots think you are better than most others because of where or how you live, You are quite mistaken. First of all a drug addiction can happen to anyone! A doctor, a lawyer, a rock star, a homeless person, or just an average Joe. There is a huge problem in Muskego with heroin. This Heidi character, obviously she is writing for Muskego Patch for a reason, no one else would read the crap she has to say. What exactly was the point to this article? Not to warn people of the heroin problem just to gossip or you wouldn't have stated that the "the same home a young woman died in was the same home a boy tortured someone." Then there is cops from Muskego, you should start actually doing real police work and start trying to find the people who these drugs are killing, instead of worrying about what a 17 year old boy did or didn't do in 2007. You people make me sick! Get a life! By the way that was not his step sister, they were technically half, but Jamie was raised by both parent's since the age of one, so there was no "step" in this family. Get your story straight next time!
Shawna Veley July 21, 2011 at 04:37 PM
I take back my comment about all Muskego cops, and Deidrich I am just upset and realize they are not the reason for this article. There are just a few Muskego cops, and they know who they are that need to start doing their job correctly. My main concern is this article, Denise Konkol you should be ashamed of yourself! You are the editor of this paper/article, and you allow filth like this to be written? Wouldn't you want to take a death of a young beautiful woman and use it to help other kids and warn parent's about the dangers of their kids using? You really screwed this up!
Heidi Lindhorst July 21, 2011 at 05:14 PM
No 24-year-old should ever die of a drug overdose. That was my first thought when I saw news of Jamie Hansen’s death in a Patch police report. That's what led me to write this article. Who was she, how did she die, and if it was a drug overdose, what other drugs are in Muskego? Could we prevent this from happening in another home? Those are the questions that deserve to be answered. Research revealed there was another terrible event at this same address, and that is also important news. I hope people read the story, and take it as a serious warning: Heroin is here in Muskego, it can happen at any address, and another tragic event has happened at the same address.
Shawna Veley July 21, 2011 at 06:51 PM
Right but that "terrible event" had nothing to do with drugs. Johnny was a kid and you don't have the whole story, but you wrote about him trying to burn her with a cigarette and start her hair on fire... I would love to know where you get your information from, because it is false! Like I said I have known this family for a long time, and that event didn't even take place at the home, Jamie's death did, but not the stupid teenage fight Johnny had with his ex girlfriend. Who was she? Jamie Hansen a beautiful smart girl who was a really good person with a heart of gold. She got hooked on drugs and then sadly overdosed before she could get herself clean. Then actually write about what could prevent it, or what other drugs are out there, and the warning signs. You could have even interviewed the family to get their point of view and made this a great article on how to stay away from drugs. Instead you involved a situation that her sibling went through years ago that had nothing to do with drugs. You have now hurt that whole family while they are still grieving over the loss of their oldest daughter, and they now have to read the filth you have written about their son who is also grieving over the loss of his sister. You are right no 24 year old should ever die of a drug overdose, so write an article that will help stop it, not hurt the family some more!
Maureen Hougum-Erdmann July 21, 2011 at 06:56 PM
If Jamie's death is the reason you wrote this article, you should of done a little more research. You never did answer some of your own questions you just asked. Who was Jamie....you never answered. She happed to be a beautiful young woman with a great future. She was a daughter, sister, grand daughter, neice, cousin and friend to many. As far as events happening at the same address....you really forgot to mention the good times, birthday, holidays and family and friends just getting together to laugh. So until you meet the "family" negative remarks of family is just that which was said before, gossip. I will be watching further articles from you, since you do live in the Muskego area with young children. Lets hope that they don't get wrapped up in something "terrible". How about you becoming a "voice" of the problem instead of all the negative publicity.
Josie Orlando July 21, 2011 at 08:10 PM
what happend in the past with my brother had absolutly NOTHING to do with what happend with my sister (NOT HALF)! I have no issue with using my sisters death as a lesson to others, thats something she would have wanted, but what u did by reopenin another wound that was just starting to heal was unprofessional and inappropriate. your information is wrong even if you did get it from another article, obviously journalists are idiots! and what was the point of your post? because to me you just made yourself sound more stupid then you already did. also, how dare you put my families adress in an article, what in the world were you thinking? my parents are amazing people and they been through enough, wouldnt you say? you didnt educate anyone about heroin, all you did was piss off alot of greiving family and friends, obvioulsy!
Cristin Erdmann July 21, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Heidi, if I were you I would rewrite this story and ACTUALLY take the time to get to know and UNDERSTAND and RESPECT what the friends and family of Jamie are trying to cope with- you owe it to the friends and family of Jamie Hansen. I would also suggest to you that you answer your own questions about what type of person she was, and get your facts straight. It seems to me that this article was just a way for you to get your paycheck by writing a story, but due to your carelessness, you just created more heartbreak for a loving family by bringing up irrelient stories from the past. For the next time you write a story (if you still have a job after this), I also suggest that you do a little more leg work and stay ON TOPIC, after all that is the reason you'd write a story about that topic it, isn't it? Also, I suggest you find a new career, since journalism is definately not your strongest suit. Good luck on the job hunt.
Shawna Veley July 21, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Oh they will take a serious warning, just not from anything you have said, so no thanks to you and your pathetic article. The Orlando/Hansen family deserve a lot more than what your pitiful article has to offer. Learn to stay on topic when writing, one of the first rules of writing articles/papers. I really hope people don't listen to this non sense. People will take Jamie's death as a warning to stay away from drugs, because of Jamie's friends and family and that is it. If they don't I guess you will have another family to write about and hurt. I really hope you don't plan to keep writing.
Todd Hansen July 21, 2011 at 08:46 PM
well heidi i will not be happy tell you lose your job !! i see there was no responce to my email !! why you affraid of the truth !! did i not tell you to post it !! i will go all the way to the top to get you fired i suggest you resign !!! i guess if we have to we will sue the patch !! what hurt the most is you go to the same church jamies family gos to i guess you havent paid attention about being a good person why do you go !!
Todd Hansen July 21, 2011 at 08:52 PM
well heidi i will not be happy tell you are gone !! i will take this all the way to the top if need be !! do the patch and muskego and resign !!
Todd Hansen July 21, 2011 at 09:10 PM
i still see no sorry from you just you tryin to cover your butt you make me sick !!!
Kim July 21, 2011 at 11:29 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.
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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