Zelich resigned after argument with prostitute

In this undated booking photo released by Walworth County Sheriff's Office, Steven Zelich is seen. (AP Photo/Walworth County Sheriff's Office)

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) - A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and dumped along a rural Wisconsin road resigned from his department a few months after an incident involving a prostitute.

That's according to records the West Allis Police Department released Friday.

A police report says a woman told officers in May 2001 that she met Steven Zelich in a bar, went home with him and tried to flee when she thought she heard him get out handcuffs.

The report says Zelich said the woman tried to steal from him and their struggle was his attempt to get the money back.

Zelich resigned from the department in August 2001.

His attorney, Travis Schwantes, said he had not seen the report and could not comment.