MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a woman’s body was found in a Forest Lake apartment Friday night and a man has been detained in connection with the incident.
The Forest Lake Police Department was called at about 7:55 p.m. Friday by a landlord to an apartment on the 900 block of 12th St. SW. The landlord was calling about a foul odor coming from the south end of the building.READ MORE: 2nd Man Charged In Minneapolis Gun Battle-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick
When officers arrived, they located the suspicious smell and determined it was coming from an apartment on the second floor of the building. Officers made contact with a male and searched the apartment. During the search, they found a woman’s body inside the apartment.READ MORE: 'We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Misconduct In Any Form': Minnesota Colleges Investigating Alleged Sex Competition
Lauren Mason Grove Lynch, 27, was found inside the apartment, and he is being held on probable cause for second-degree murder at the Washington County Jail.
The woman’s body was taken to the Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office for formal identification and a cause of death.MORE NEWS: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected
The Forest Lake Police Department is investigating the incident with assistance from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Authorities are investigating the incident as a suspicious death and say that the public is not in any danger.