Man Arrested After Woman Found Dead In Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) – A homicide investigation in Mankato Friday led to the arrest of a Golden Valley man.

Police found the body of 19-year-old Josselyn Bishop, of Henderson, on Victory Drive in Mankato, Minn., Friday around 3 p.m. The girl’s body, which had suffered multiple stab wounds, was found on a grassy median that separated the four-lane road near the intersection of North Victory Drive and Sohler Drive.

The girl’s body was left without identification, but police got a break when Bishop’s roommate reported her missing.

Detective Matt DuRose of Mankato Police said that before police got that call, they didn’t know where to go with the investigation.

It was through interviewing Bishop’s roommate that detectives were able to established a link between Bishop and her suspected murderer, who is one of Bishop’s ex-boyfriends.

Police arrested 19-year-old Damone Christopher Williams-Tillman, who now faces second-degree intentional murder charges.

For those who knew Bishop, however, the quick arrest of Williams-Tillman gives little comfort.

“Just terrible how it had to be her, happen to her,” said Shauna, a friend of Bishop’s. “I can’t imagine anyone hurting her.”

Williams-Tillman was transported to Mankato and booked in the Blue Earth County Jail.

Anyone with further information about the homicide is asked to call Mankato Police. The Mankato Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating.


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