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Human Remains at Clay County Landfill Identified as Dystynee Avery, Fourth Person Charged in Murder

Avery was last seen on April 3.

1/5 David Erno Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Brandon Erbstoesser Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Andrea payne Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Ethan Broad Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Dystynee Avery Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn.–The human remains found in the Clay County Landfill on April 22 have been identified as those of Dystynee Avery. Avery was last seen…

Suspects Allegedly Obstructed Avery Murder Investigation

If convicted, Erno and Payne could be sentenced to 20 years in prison

1/3 Ethan Broad Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Andrea payne Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn.–Court documents are describing the alleged roles of two people who are accused of being accomplices in the murder of Dystynee Avery in Moorhead. Twenty-six-year-old Andrea Payne and 22-year-old David Erno are each charged with aiding an offender after the…

Family Of Murdered Moorhead Teen Speaks Out Against Suspects

"I will never ever forgive them for what they did to my daughter. They took her life way too soon," Dystynee's Mother Doreen said. 

  MOORHEAD,Minn. — “It’s just mind blowing… it’s just like why? Why would you do that to her,” Dystynee’s Mother Doreen said. Avery’s family is still reeling with the idea the people who may have murdered her daughter were some of the closest people in her life in the F-M area. “I have felt every emotion, I’m not able to…

Human Remains Recovered from Clay County Landfill

The remains have been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

Dystynee AveryCLAY COUNTY, Minn.–Human remains believed to be Dystynee Avery were recovered from the Clay County Landfill Wednesday afternoon. The remains have been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination. The Moorhead Police Department was assisted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Valley Water Rescue and the Clay County Solid Wast Management…

Two Additional Arrests Made in Avery Homicide Investigation

The investigation is ongoing.

Andrea payneMOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Police Department says two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Dystynee Avery. Twenty-two-year-old David Erno and 26-year-old Andrea Payne both of Moorhead were arrested Tuesday evening on accessory to murder charges. The investigation is ongoing and no more information is being released at this time. Moorhead Police are working with the…

Family remembers killed Moorhead teen as “more than a victim”

27-year-old Ethan Broad had been charged for the murder and dismemberment of 19-year-old Dystynee Avery

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Family and friends of Avery continue to mourn the loss of a woman they say brought so much light into the world. Avery’s stepfather says the death has been hard for the family to process and still doesn’t feel real, describing it as feeling like a scene from a TV show. He hopes that she is remembered…

Search For Murder Evidence at Clay County Landfill

MOORHEAD, MN – Law enforcement officers are searching the Clay County landfill near Hawley, Minn. in connection with the death investigation of Dystynee Avery. The 19-year-old Avery was last seen on April 3. Twenty-seven-year-old Ethan Broad has been charged with second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony. According to court documents, Broad told investigators that he killed Avery in…

Moorhead man charged with killing, dismembering missing woman

Friends and family last heard from Dystynee Avery on April 3rd, according to court documents

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police say a Moorhead man admits to murdering and dismembering a woman who had been missing for weeks. 27-year-old Ethan Broad is charged with second degree murder. According to court documents, Broad says he cut up 19-year-old Dystynee Avery’s body and placed the pieces in dumpsters near his apartment. The complaint says Avery was last heard from…