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Medical Examiner: North Mpls. Artist Died Of ‘Complex Homicidal Violence’

Susan Spiller, the 68-year-old resident of north Minneapolis who was found killed in her home last week, died of “complex homicidal violence,” according to a report by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

07/20/2015

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Illinois Man Found Guilty Of Murder In Death Of Iowa Woman

Almost a year after he was charged, a judge found 40-year-old Timothy McVay guilty of the murder of Carrie Olsen Friday afternoon.

07/17/2015

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Construction Worker Falls To Death In Jordan

A 69-year-old construction worker fell 30 feet to his death from the roof of a Jordan, Minnesota, work site.

07/10/2015

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M.E. Rules Death Of Aitkin Teen, Shot By Dad, A Homicide

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has ruled the May shooting death of an Aitkin teen as a homicide — and the boy’s father is the one who pulled the trigger. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office says Dawson Vanportfliet suffered a neck and head wound when his father shot him.

07/03/2015

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Doctor Hit By Car While Running In Plymouth, Dies

A Plymouth man died Friday after being hit by a car while running. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Dr. Brian Thomas Lew, 57, died of multiple blunt force injuries on Friday, June 25.

06/30/2015

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Minneapolis Drive-By Shooting Victim Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the man killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in Minneapolis. Eric Darvell Ferguson, 22, died at North Memorial Medical Center Tuesday evening after being shot several times in front yard of a home on the 3900 block of Fremont Avenue North.

06/18/2015

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Police Investigating Infant’s Death In South St. Paul

Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-month-old baby Wednesday afternoon in South St. Paul. Police were called at about 1 p.m. to a residence on the 200 block of South Street West on a report of an infant not breathing.

06/17/2015

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1 Dead In North Minneapolis Shooting

Police say they responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and North 34th Avenue at around 9:00 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found the man dead in the street.

06/12/2015

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Hennepin Co. Receives Extension For Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

Prosecutors will get more time to decide whether to charge a Minneapolis teenager with the death of a toddler. Two-year-old Sophia O’Neill died Wednesday after she was in the care of her mother’s 17-year-old boyfriend.

06/12/2015

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Woman Arrested In Stabbing Death Of 21-Year-Old

Authorities say the person stabbed to death Wednesday near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was 21-year-old Anthony Richard Morgan of Minneapolis.

06/11/2015

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Barway Collins Died Of Homicide By ‘Unspecified Means,’ Medical Examiner Says

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has found that 10-year-old Barway Collins died by homicide.

06/02/2015

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Daughter Pleads Guilty Of Helping Dad Dispose Of GF’s Body

A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty Monday to helping her father dispose of the body of the woman he murdered.

01/12/2015

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Many Unanswered Questions In Brooklyn Park Girl’s Death

Brooklyn Park police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old little girl. She died Saturday night, and investigators are being tight-lipped about how it happened.

12/29/2014

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Authorities ID Woman Killed In St. Cloud Fire

Authorities have identified a woman who died more than two weeks after a fire at a residence in St. Cloud. Fire crews were called to the residence on the 1900 block of 1st St. N. on Nov. 22.

12/10/2014

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Body Of Missing Kayaker Positively Identified

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s officer has identified a body pulled from a Plymouth lake as that of a missing kayaker. The medical examiner says 31-year-old Paul Myklebust of St. Louis Park apparently drowned. His death was ruled accidental.

10/14/2014

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Isanti Man, 50, Dies In Motorcycle Crash

An Isanti, Minn. man died Friday morning after being involved in a motorcycle accident early Thursday morning. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Warren Jay Ploof, 50, died early Friday morning from injuries he sustained in the crash.

08/30/2014

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Family Offers $5,000 Reward For Info On Hastings Shooter

The family of a 34-year-old Hastings man who was shot to death earlier this month is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and a conviction of the killer.

06/30/2014

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Man Left Paralyzed After 2013 Shooting Dies

A man who was shot in 2013 has died due to complications from the gunshot wood. Larry Jones, 41, was shot on Nov. 4 in the 2000 block of Irving Avenue North. According to police, Jones was a passenger in a car when the shooting took place. Witnesses of the shooting said it may have been drug related.

05/24/2014

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80-Year-Old Man Suffers Burns, Dies 1 Week Later

An elderly man who was injured in a fire earlier this month died Thursday afternoon. According to Hennepin County Medical Center, Myron Eugene Pigman, 80, died from burn injuries he sustained during a fire a week earlier. The fire happened on May 17 in the 8300 block of 460th Avenue in Lakefield, Minn.

05/23/2014

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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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