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A Henn. Co. Medical Examiner Shares Insight Into Her Job

You might think the life of a medical examiner is macabre, but that’s not the case for Dr. Lindsay Thomas of Hennepin County. Thomas says last year the county did about 1,100 autopsies, including about 77 homicides. “It’s really the minority,” Thomas said. She goes into each case with a presumption based on the evidence.

04/05/2014

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63-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Identified

A 63-year-old Richfield man that was killed after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the pedestrian as Michael Lindholm.

11/20/2013

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Arrest Made, 86-Year-Old’s Death Ruled Homicide

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has released the identity of a man found dead in an apartment last Tuesday in the 1200 block of 8th Street South.

10/13/2013

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Victim In Brooklyn Center Murder-Suicide Identified

Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by his son in an apparent murder-suicide that happened early Monday morning in Brooklyn Center. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Wednesday as 65-year-old Gilbert Ramos Avieda of Brooklyn Center.

09/25/2013

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Eden Prairie Police Find 2 Dead In Apartment

Eden Prairie police found a woman and a man dead Saturday in a shooting that prompted the evacuation of an apartment building for several hours. Investigators weren’t immediately able to say whether the deaths were a murder-suicide or double-homicide, police spokeswoman Katie Bengtson said. But authorities are not looking for suspects, she added. A resident of the Eden Place apartment complex called 911 about 7 a.m. Saturday to report shots being fired in another unit. The Eden Prairie SWAT team and officers from other nearby suburban departments responded and surrounded the building.

09/21/2013

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Man Charged With Murder, Daughter & Sister Are Alleged Accomplices

A Minneapolis woman’s death has been ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office. The body of Nerissa Annette Shaw, 46, was found wrapped in a sheet along the 5000 block of Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park on Tuesday. Authorities say Shaw died from multiple blunt-force injuries. Police arrested 54-year-old Walter Thompson III, also of Minneapolis, on probable cause of second-degree homicide. Thompson and Shaw had a history of domestic issues, and he was currently on probation for violating an order of protection involving the victim.

09/20/2013

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Authorities ID Shorewood Man Found Dead In Freezer

Authorities have identified the man found dead in a Shorewood home last month, and the woman accused of killing him is facing murder charges. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said the victim is identified as 58-year-old Eddie Frank Sole of Shorewood.

09/02/2013

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Brooklyn Center Homicide Victim ID’d

A Brooklyn Center man who was shot to death Thursday night in Minneapolis has been identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 32-year-old Chukwumah Terrell Okolie was shot multiple times at 42nd Ave. N. and Fremont Avenue North, and was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. Minneapolis Police continue to investigate this homicide.

08/31/2013

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Woman, 26, Killed In North Minneapolis Shooting

Authorities said Tuesday they’ve identified the woman who was shot in her car last Saturday morning and later died from her injuries. Police said that just after 2 a.m. last Saturday, two women were driving at the corner of Washington Avenue North and 26th Avenue North when shots were fired from a car that pulled up next to them.

07/16/2013

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Medical Examiner: Champlin Baby’s Death Ruled A Homicide

Authorities said Thursday night a death investigation in Champlin involving a 4-month-old baby dating back to February has been ruled a homicide. Few details about the case have been made available, but the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Madyson Lanae Johnson of Champlin.

06/21/2013

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California Man Hit, Killed By Car In Rogers

Authorities said a 49-year-old California man was killed last Saturday after being hit by a car in Rogers. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Friday as Kevin Vincent Plummer of Alta Loma, Calif.

05/31/2013

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Man Gets 10 Years In Homeless Man’s Beating Death

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally beating a homeless man last June on the city’s north side.

05/30/2013

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Skeletal Remains Of Hastings Woman ID’d

The skeletal remains of a woman found near the Vermillion River in Hastings has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner on Thursday.

04/05/2013

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ME: Head Injury Killed Man In New Year’s Drunken Altercation

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has determined the reason an Eagan man died over New Years during in a drunken altercation.

03/22/2013

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Christmas Day Fatal Crash Victim ID’d

The Eagan woman who died on Christmas Day in a head-on crash in Chippewa County has been identified as 62-year-old Janet Scoblic, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

12/29/2012

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