(Villisca, Iowa) -- A call for help at the Villisca Axe Murder House for a reported stabbing early this morning is under investigation.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's office reports getting a stabbing call at 12:45 a.m. Friday at the infamous house located at 508 East 2nd Street in Villisca. On arrival and following a brief investigation, deputies found Steven Laursen, Jr. of Rhinelander, Wisconsin with a self-inflicted stab wound. Laursen was taken by Villisca Rescue to the Clarinda Regional Health Center where he was then taken by medical helicopter to the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha for treatment of his injuries.
Laursen was reportedly visiting the location as part of a recreational paranormal investigation.
Deputies were assisted in their investigation with personnel from the Red Oak Police Department. As of 4 a.m. Friday, Laursen's condition is unknown. Authorities say no criminal charges are expected to be filed in the case because there is no indication of foul play.