Police: Woman Killed In St. Paul, Suspect Identified

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 32-year-old woman is dead after a murder Saturday morning in St. Paul, according to police.

Authorities were called to the scene at about 6 a.m. on the 800 block of West Minnehaha Avenue near Victoria Street. When they got to the area, they found a woman who was unresponsive.

Police also located a person of interest at the scene who was attempting to leave the area in a cab when authorities arrived. The man has been taken into custody and questioned in the woman’s death.

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Authorities identified the suspect Saturday afternoon as 26-year-old Brent Lanier Lynch. The victim’s name won’t be released until she can be identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.

Police are still investigating what led up to the woman’s death and if the two had been in a relationship. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call St. Paul Police.

  • C A S

    Condolences to the family of the woman.

  • CJ

    Yep, no need for the Defense of Dwelling and Person Act here in Minnesota. It’s all rainbows and puppy dogs right Mr. Dayton?

    • Bob


    • Elwood

      Stupid comment.

  • devel

    I can’t believe it, he looks like such a nice young man…….This is the first killing on the east side in over 26 hours…..O my gosh……

  • Bob

    Muinnehaha and Victoria is not even close to the east side. More like Frogtown.

  • Bob


  • Grim Reaper

    Silver Spoon will veto the Defense of Dwelling and Person Act. Bring back chain gangs.

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