MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Long Prairie Man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman Thursday.

Police say they received a report of an argument on the 400 block of Todd Street South at about 8 p.m., and then another report of a deceased woman at the scene.

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Witnesses told police that 35-year-old Jose Raul Herrera had been seen with the woman by neighbors near the residence around 5:30 p.m. A short time later, the two were heard arguing.

Police said the victims roommate found her body and called 911. Evidence at the scene led investigators to believe the woman was the victim of a homicide.

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(credit: Long Prairie Leader)

Herrera was thought to have been heading to California or Mexico, but he was found by police Friday at about 10:30 a.m. He is now in custody.

Police say the victim is in her 60s, and her relationship to Herrera is unclear.


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