MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to solve a homicide that happened in the summer of 2012.

Lois Swenson was found murdered in her north Minneapolis home on June 13, 2012.

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Lt. Richard Zimmerman believes Swenson had helped the suspect in the past. He said there is a man who knows the suspect, and they hope he comes forward.

“He was a person that was very close to her, that she helped with money and transportation,” Zimmerman said.

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He said the suspect tried to leave the country, but was unable.

“And that person left with a large amount of money that we know was given to him by a close friend,” he said.

Now investigators want to talk with that friend.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.