MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say a woman’s suspicious death overnight on the city’s north side is being investigated.
At 3:16 a.m., Minneapolis police officers who were on patrol in the area were flagged down by a motorist, who told them they found a car with a person who looked to be deceased. Police responded to the area of 17th and Bryant avenues where they found a car in the middle of the street.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Faces Separate Federal Indictment Accusing Him Of Holding Teen Down By The Throat In 2017
Inside the car, a woman in her 30s was found deceased in the backseat. Due to “trauma visible” on the victim’s body, a suspicious death investigation was initiated.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can be submitted electronically here.
The area where the reported murder took place has been overrun with violence in the overnight hours. WCCO-TV has not sent a crew to the scene for safety concerns.
This overnight incident may be the second death connected with the nights of unrest following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.READ MORE: Man Dies Following Thursday Night Shooting In North Minneapolis
On Wednesday night, a man was shot as looting broke out near the 3rd Precinct police headquarters, on the city’s south side. A Lake Street business owner has been arrested.
Floyd, a black man, died Monday night after being arrested by police. Cellphone video of the incident showed a white officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, until he lost consciousness. Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after.
The video sparked anger and frustration over police use of force, particularly in relation to the black community. Nights of violent protest followed, with looting and fires on both Wednesday and Thursday night. One of the buildings burned Thursday was the 3rd Precinct police headquarters.MORE NEWS: 4 Former Minneapolis Officers Indicted On US Civil Rights Charges In George Floyd's Death