DAYTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Dayton Police Chief Richard Pietrzak confirmed Friday afternoon that a man apparently killed his wife in their home early Friday morning.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as a domestic homicide. The man apparently killed his wife, then called police about it at 4:45 Friday morning. The man has been arrested and was identified as John Bogema. He is currently being booked in the Hennepin County Jail.

The incident took place in the 13000 block of Vinewood Lane in Dayton. The residence is located just south of downtown Dayton, and the home was surrounded immediately with police tape when authorities arrived. The Hennepin County Crime Lab is also on the scene.

Authorities said there has been no recent history of police calls to the residence, only medical calls for Bogema.

Comments (12)
  1. Gavin Graen says:


    1. Emily Leseman says:

      OMG Gavin ! I can’t even believe you live by that house ! That is creepy !

  2. good luck ugly! says:

    WOW! What an ugly human! Inside and out….

  3. Hank says:

    John Bogema, just look a his chin. No more shopping at Cabela’s.

  4. Beth says:

    Please wait to judge. It is a tragedy and I believe due to mental illness which is why all the medical calls to the home.

    1. Linda says:

      Thank you Beth for not Judging! I happen to know this family very well, and what they need know is prayers to get through this. All will come out in the end…

  5. WhaR? says:

    Where are all the comments about this mans race and outrageous statistics about this race killing their spouses, you know, like 95% of all white people kill their wife’s, and all the other nasty comments I read about other races on WCCO….

    1. blakie says:

      Thank you whomever you are all they talk about is the black people.

  6. unknown says:

    Beth is correct.

  7. Kevin or Jim? says:

    Good question WhaR, I would like to know what Kevin and Jim and all the other racist folks think about one of their “white community” members acting like this because i just can’t beleive that this could possibly happen…

  8. Me says:

    How did this tragedy turn into a racial issue. She was a mother, aunt, daughter, friend and much more. Alot has been loss with this tragedy. Pray for strength for her loved ones to get through this.

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