CHIPPEWA FALLS — A blue 1999 Pontiac Sunfire that once was registered to Ritchie German Jr. has been scrapped, said Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk.

Police were looking for it in hopes it might lead to clues on where German had been living. German shot and killed four people between July 26 and 28 in the town of Lafayette and the village of Lake Hallie before killing himself.

Kowalczyk said they have now learned the vehicle was junked last fall.