Hennepin County Medical Examiner

North Minneapolis Shooting Victim ID'dThe Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. Melvonta Jermaine Jacox, 25, was shot in the head in the front yard of a home on the 2600 block of Irving Avenue North just before 4 p.m.
At Memorial Service, Community Still Struggling To Understand Greenwood Family's FateAuthorities say 45-year-old Brian Short shot his wife and three children on Sept. 10 before turning the gun on himself. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound and killed the other members of his family inside their Greenwood home on Lake Minnetonka.
West Fargo Police Investigate Death Of 6-Month Old As HomicideThe death of a 6-month-old child is now being investigated as a homicide, according to Hennepin County. On June 2, Owen Jensen Skodje, of Fargo, N.D., died from complications of a blunt force head injury.
Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen's Overdose DeathA 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.
Man Charged With Strangling Brooklyn Park GirlfriendA man is charged with murder Friday after an early-morning domestic violence incident ended in the strangulation of his girlfriend, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
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.
Illinois Man Found Guilty Of Murder In Death Of Iowa WomanAlmost a year after he was charged, a judge found 40-year-old Timothy McVay guilty of the murder of Carrie Olsen Friday afternoon.
Construction Worker Falls To Death In JordanA 69-year-old construction worker fell 30 feet to his death from the roof of a Jordan, Minnesota, work site.
M.E. Rules Death Of Aitkin Teen, Shot By Dad, A HomicideThe 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.
Doctor Hit By Car While Running In Plymouth, DiesA 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.
Minneapolis Drive-By Shooting Victim IdentifiedThe 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.
Police Investigating Infant's Death In South St. PaulAuthorities 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.