Ramsey County Medical Examiner
A woman whose body was pulled from the St. Croix River earlier this month a week after she went missing was severely intoxicated and drowned, according to a report released Thursday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.
Authorities say a body has been pulled from Little Detroit Lake in northwestern Minnesota after a local pilot and a police investigator spotted it from a plane. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says the body of 33-year-old Markus Bruce Fales, of Detroit Lakes, was discovered about 200 yards from shore in six feet of water late Friday afternoon.
Authorities retrieved a body from the St. Croix River early Saturday afternoon, just north of downtown Stillwater. The body was found in the area where police have been searching for Abbey Russell, a 24-year-old Stillwater woman who hasn’t been seen since last Saturday.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a house fire in Lyon County that killed two people Thursday morning. The sheriff’s office says crews responded to the fire just after 9 a.m. on the 1600 block of 180th Avenue in Balaton.
A 49-year-old man is charged with murder, arson and assault in connection with a deadly March fire in Finlayson. The Pine County Sheriff’s office says Robert Sam Raisch Jr. will face charges for second-degree murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the body of a man found last Sunday in Wisconsin’s Apple River. The Somerset Police Department says 29-year-old Kevin Rhines, of St. Paul, was found in the river near Village Park.
Moorhead police plan to update the public early next week on the investigation into the killing of a North Dakota State University student. The Moorhead Police Department said Wednesday it has received the Ramsey County medical examiner’s final autopsy report on 18-year-old freshman Thomas Bearson of Sartell.
A Newport woman pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder in the methadone-overdose death of her husband in 2013, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson is accused of injecting her husband — 32-year-old Dennis Parmuat — with a fatal dose of her methadone in the early morning of March 30, 2013.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the body of a woman who was found dead in a home in Menahga, Minn. Saturday morning. Officials identified the victim as 32-year-old Kelly Marie Lund, of Detroit Lakes, Minn. According to police, Lund’s body was found shortly before 9 a.m. in a home on the 300 block of Third Street NW.
A 50-year-old woman who was killed in a Lakeland, Minn. fire has been identified and foul play is not suspected. On Saturday, crews were called to the 1200 block of Rivercrest Road just before 2 a.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but found a body in the home.
Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area around 3:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Maplewood, Minn. The body was identified as a middle-aged, white female. According to Maplewood police, the body was found roughly 30 yards from a paved walking path near Hazelwood Street and Beam Avenue.
The death of a 64-year-old Montevideo man has officially been ruled a homicide by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Saturday. Thomas Dickson was found dead Monday evening in his apartment on the 100 block of west Canyon Avenue. His death was initially described by police as “suspicious.” Police say the public is not at risk. Anyone with information is asked to contact Montevideo Police at 320-269-8808.
Western Wisconsin sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of a person whose remains were found in a burned vehicle.
A North Mankato man died after being arrested for passing out in an entryway to a grocery store.
A man found dead after a St. Cloud house fire has been identified as a 23-year-old St. Cloud Technical College student.
A 42-year-old woman has been charged in the crash that killed two motorcyclists in East Bethel over the weekend. Paula Lynn Larson has been charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Authorities have identified the two people who were killed Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by an SUV in East Bethel.
A 3-week old infant died Tuesday morning at a Woodbury Hospital after the baby was found not breathing, according to the Cottage Grove Department of Public Safety.
The Ramsey County medical’s examiner is identifying the 73-year-old man found in Rice Lake in Stearns County earlier this week and reporting that he died of drowning.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of the man who died after a standoff with police late last week in Little Falls.