Man Who Killed Johanna Schultz Charged With First Degree Intentional Homicide

The man that was in the house with Johanna Schultz of Eldorado when she died March 11, in Omro has been charged for her death.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a residence in the 500 block of Spruce Street in Omro and remained in a standoff with 22-year-old Joseph Olvera for nearly 8 hours before he surrendered.

Police entered the house and found Schultz dead.

A criminal complaint in the case shows Olvera is being charged with first degree intentional homicide.

According to the complaint, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene after Olvera called 911 stating he strangled and killed his girlfriend.
He said he had multiple weapons and was going to end his life. Dispatch advised they could hear what sounded like gunshots over the phone.

Schultz and Olvera were dating on and off, according to friends and family members that law enforcement interviewed. They said Schultz and Olvera’s relationship was toxic and they would regularly argue.

Olvera told police he didn’t remember how Schultz died because he was drunk. An autopsy report determined Schultz died of smothering.

Olvera’s bond was set at $1,000,000 cash. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:00 AM on March 30.