Bureau Of Criminal Apprehension
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.
Human remains were found in a Stearns County park on Saturday afternoon. According to authorities, the remains were found in a shallow grave by a hiker shortly after 1 p.m. at Mississippi County Park. The identity and gender of the remains are unclear. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office is working with Eden Prairie Police and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to determine if the remains are those of 24-year-old Mandy Matula, who went missing back in May.
Within three hours after the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a missing endangered person alert for a Forest Lake teen, she announced on her Facebook page that she’s safe and has talked with her parents. According to Chisago County Sheriff’s office, 18-year-old Jade Alexandra Kelm was last seen early Sunday morning at Sunrise Estates Trailer Court in Stacy in the company of her boyfriend, 19-year-old Ryley Thomas Olson of North Branch. On Monday afternoon, Kelm announced “I’m fine and I contacted my parents.”
Authorities in South St. Paul said early Wednesday morning that an 8-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday night has been found safe. South St. Paul Police responded to a call of a missing boy, identified as Fa’Shawn Johnson, at about 11:52 p.m. Tuesday.
A missing 22-year-old Worthington man has been found safely, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Trenton Allen Streator had been missing since Thursday afternoon.
Blue Earth County deputies found the skeletal remains of a body Thursday, authorities said, in a heavily wooded and rural area of South Bend Township.
Authorities in Mankato said one person is in custody after a woman was found dead and a man was hurt following an incident at a residence Thursday morning. Police responded to the incident on the 1400 block of Second Avenue and when they arrived, they found a woman dead.
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death outside of an apartment building in Alexandria Saturday afternoon, according to police. Alexandria Police Chief Richard Wyffels says at about 1:11 p.m., authorities responded to a report of a stabbing at 1705 East 6th Ave. Upon arrival, they found Phillip Alstadt of Alexandria dead.
The Minneapolis Police Department has named the officer who was driving the SUV involved in a collision last week in Uptown that killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist and injured his passenger.
A crime alert was canceled within hours of being issued Monday after a Duluth boy went missing.
Authorities in the north Twin Cities metro are asking for the public’s help in locating a Princeton man who went missing on Monday.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a Missing Endangered Person Alert for an 18-year-old Woodbury teen.
A new clue has led investigators to a lake that may help them find a Kira Trevino, a St. Paul woman who was last seen Feb. 21. Her husband Jeffrey faces charges in her death.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find an Ortonville man who is accused of murdering his wife in October of 2011.
Minnesota sheriffs have issued a record number of permits to people who want to carry handguns in public, with 31,657 permits granted in 2012.