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.
On Friday, prosecutors concluded their case against Jeffrey Trevino, accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger, in February. Steger’s body was found in the Mississippi River three months later. Prosecutors took two hours questioning retired St. Paul Police Sgt. John Wright for the second time in the trial. He discussed his interviews with Trevino, and provided details about the couple’s deteriorating relationship in the months leading up to her disappearance. He told the jurors that Jeffrey and Kira planned to have a date night on the night she was last seen. Wright said the Trevinos were trying to save their relationship, which he said had been suffering for months.
The DNA of a man shot and killed by police has been found on the trigger of the gun they used to shoot him.
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.
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.
It’s been almost two weeks since an officer-involved shooting left one man dead and two police officers with gunshot wounds in a basement in south Minneapolis. Recently, Chief Janee Harteau has faced criticism for releasing few details about the case at this point.
Eden Prairie police say a missing woman’s DNA was in a blood sample from a jacket found in the SUV of her ex-boyfriend.
The skeletal remains of a woman found near the Vermillion River in Hastings has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner on Thursday.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department is hoping new DNA evidence will help them crack a cold case from the 1980s.
It’s become serious business when a dog does its business at a Roseville apartment complex.
For seven months the agony of not knowing the name of a newborn found dead in the Mississippi River has worn on investigators. They deal in criminal tragedies every day, but this one is different.
A 31-year-old man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct for a rape that occurred nearly five years ago, according to police.
Minnesota’s Attorney General could get involved with the fight to protect the blood of newborns.
For 11 years, Shjon Podein played in the National Hockey League. At times he was an enforcer, not afraid to drop the gloves for little fisticuffs.
Nine servicemen who died when their bomber was shot down over the Pacific during World War II have been identified, and their remains will be buried in a single casket at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.