From the time of Sherlock Holmes, trace evidence found at crime scenes has been “elementary” in solving the “whodunit.” A century later, technology is taking shoe print evidence to a whole new level. Catherine Knutson is Lab Director at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
Authorities say they have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with an 83-year-old woman’s death in 1987 in northern Minnesota. The arrest was announced Wednesday by the Virginia Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The Virginia, Minnesota, man faces a second-degree murder charge in Leona Mary Maslowski’s death.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a house fire in Lyon County that killed two people Thursday morning. The sheriff’s office says crews responded to the fire just after 9 a.m. on the 1600 block of 180th Avenue in Balaton.
A 49-year-old man is charged with murder, arson and assault in connection with a deadly March fire in Finlayson. The Pine County Sheriff’s office says Robert Sam Raisch Jr. will face charges for second-degree murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault.
Police arrested 31-year-old Joseph Burrell in November for two felony counts of drug possession. It turns out what appeared to be an illegal substance were really just vitamins.
After six days of testimony and more than 50 witnesses on stand, the fate of Brian Fitch. Sr. will soon be in the hands of jurors. They will likely begin deliberating on Monday, and Minneapolis attorney Joe Tamburino doesn’t think it will take them long to reach a verdict.
Authorities are investigating after a partially clothed man was found dead in a residential alley in New Ulm. Cmdr. Dave Borchert of the New Ulm Police Department says the body was discovered Thursday morning. He says the man wasn’t wearing a shirt or jacket and investigators have determined his body was outside for less than 12 hours.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the theft of about 1,800 potent prescription pills and pain patches that are connected to a drug overdose in Stevens County. The medications, including some oral solutions, were stolen last Tuesday from Samuelson’s Drug Store in Starbuck.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a Polk County deputy was shot and injured near Crookston Thursday afternoon. Police received a report of a shooting just before 1 p.m. inside a home on the 28000 block of 300th Street Southwest in rural Polk County.
Two Ramsey Police officers and the man they shot and killed outside of a daycare Thursday afternoon have all been identified. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident, which began after a daycare worker called police to report a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.
The Pope County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound in Gilchrist Township. At 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a 911 call about a person who had been shot inside a rural Pope County residence.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the body of a woman who was found dead in a home in Menahga, Minn. Saturday morning. Officials identified the victim as 32-year-old Kelly Marie Lund, of Detroit Lakes, Minn. According to police, Lund’s body was found shortly before 9 a.m. in a home on the 300 block of Third Street NW.
A person of interest in connection to the killing of a Virginia, Minn., man was arrested Sunday evening by BCA agents and police in northern Minnesota.
State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called “Operation Exile.”
The vest of northern Minnesota sheriff’s deputy caught a bullet for him Tuesday morning, officials say, when he was shot in the back by the older brother of the teenager he was arresting.
It’s been six months since 20-year-old Anarae Schunk of Burnsville went missing and was later found dead in southern Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will not cooperate with Minneapolis police to investigate police misconduct. That’s after the Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the plan Wednesday, after months of consultation with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).
For the first time, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s lab matched unidentified remains to reopen a cold case. And the family of Pearline Walton finally has some answers to the questions they’ve been asking since she went missing from Minneapolis 20 years ago.
More than a hundred photos presented in court Tuesday showed evidence of blood throughout a St. Paul home at the center of the Jeffery Trevino murder trial.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has canceled a missing person alert after two sisters taken from a Florida home by their father were located. On Thursday, officers with Citrus County in Florida reported that the two girls and their father had been located in Montana.
A 79-year-old woman was found safe in northern Minnesota after having been gone from her home for about a day.
There was a slight rise in serious crime documented in Minnesota in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).
It’s never been easier to upload a video to the Internet. There’s YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo just to name a few options. Now, Instagram has joined the community as did Twitter with Vine.
Authorities are investigating after a SWAT team sniper fatally shot a man Wednesday in rural Beltrami County during a standoff situation. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the shooting, which happened after 4:30 p.m. at a house on the 9200 block of Spencer Road in Liberty Township.
Granite gravestones mark the lives once lived — people remembered, cherished and loved. But this simple and traditional final dignity is not afforded to Minnesota’s missing persons.