CROW WING COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) – A woman was found dead when police responded to a welfare check outside of Brainerd on Thursday morning, and a suspect is in custody.
Crow Wing County sheriffs deputies arrived at the scene on Smith Road in First Assessment at 8 a.m.
The woman was found dead inside the residence. A 53-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He is being held in Crow Wing County Jail on pending second-degree murder charges.
The woman was identified as 43-year-old Lynnie Ann Loucks. She was living with the suspect when she died.
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