It’s a murder mystery that’s been unsolved for more than 30 years. Hundreds of interviews and hundreds of leads couldn’t crack the case. But new technological advances allowed investigators to identify a suspected killer.
When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn’t show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. “Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
A man living in the area of Cold Spring, Minn. has been arrested in connection with a cold case murder that happened in Chicago in 2009. According to Chicago Police, 47-year-old Rene Valentine-Matos is suspected in the death of Jahmeshia Conner.
A cold case revived by Minneapolis police with newly discovered DNA evidence has resulted in a guilty plea to a 1980 murder. Robert Skogstad has entered the plea in the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Mary Steinhardt at a Minneapolis apartment building where he was a caretaker.
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.
New science and a lot of hard work helped the Hennepin County Attorney’s office close a 17-year-old cold case. In 1996, an 82-year-old woman was raped near her north Minneapolis home on the 3300 block of Aldridge Avenue North; a crime that was hard for investigators to forget.
A Cloquet man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, witness tampering and aiding and abetting arson in connection to a cold case from 2000. According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, Joseph John Couture Jr. admitted to murdering Trina Louise Langenbrunner on Sept. 3, 2000. Langenbrunner, who was 33 at the time, was found stabbed and beaten to death near a gravel pit in St. Louis County. Her murder was a cold case until last year.
A new tip has led police to reopen one of the Twin Cities’ most notorious unsolved murder cases: Anne Barber Dunlap, who was a successful young executive at Pillsbury found murdered in the trunk of her car at a Kmart parking lot in 1996.
It’s been 10 years of no answers. And as the anniversary of his wife’s death approaches, Jim Nelson is asking the public to help.
Minneapolis Police and Crime Stoppers have teamed up to find a woman who’s been missing for 22 years.
Minneapolis Police say they’ve made an arrest in a stabbing death that took place in the city more than 30 years ago.
The Anoka County sheriff’s department is hoping new DNA evidence will help crack a cold case that’s nearly 25 years old.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department is hoping new DNA evidence will help them crack a cold case from the 1980s.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference Monday to discuss developments in a cold case murder from 1987.
Charges have been filed in a cold case murder that left one person dead and another wounded in Richfield 14 years ago.
A Duluth teenager disappeared on her way to the bowling alley 31 years ago.
Becky Nelson was a hockey mon who was hit by a car in the Maple Grove Community Center parking lot back in February, 2003
Amy Sue Pagnac has been missing since August 1989.
Authorities are looking for tips on the 15th anniversary of a missing person’s case in northwestern Minnesota.
Charges have been filed in a 1993 Minneapolis cold case where a man was found lying dead in the street.
It has been two years since Paul Fisher was shot and killed inside his apartment building in Minneapolis.
A jury has acquitted a North Dakota man on trial in the 1993 killing of a Minnesota woman.
A 12-person jury has been seated and testimony has begun in a cold-case killing in Minnesota involving a North Dakota suspect.
A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault that happened nearly a decade ago in Minneapolis.
It has been more than 21 years since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped by a masked gunman as Jacob, his brother and a friend biked home from a convenience store in rural St. Joseph, Minn.
It’s been more than two years since Harold Schroetter left his Falcon Heights home on a February morning. Schroetter, who was 57 years old, has not been seen since and police suspect foul play. A woman who lived with the postal carrier reported him missing.