Homicide

‘What we really want is justice for Richard’ Family remembers Richard Stephen as loving, gentle spirit

His family is still looking for answers after the 33-year-old was assaulted and killed in Moorhead last week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Heart-shaped balloons filled the sky Saturday evening, as Richard Stephen’s family and friends said goodbye to the man they say impacted so many lives. “He’s always there for people, and I think his death hurts a lot of people because they know that Richard wouldn’t hurt a fly,” said Richard’s younger sister Diana Mungu. “They know he’s…

Moorhead Police request public’s help with homicide investigation

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MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Police Department is asking the public to assist them with the Richard Stephen homicide investigation. Richard Stephen and his girlfriend were assaulted at 1615 20th Street South on June 3. The assault was not reported until early Thursday morning when Stephen became unresponsive and later died at a local hospital. Stephen’s girlfriend, Jessica Meier, told police three…

Woman Says Cat Call Led To Assault That Killed Her Boyfriend

33-Year-Old Richard Stephen Died Thursday After Assault

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead woman says a fatal attack outside her apartment building started over a cat call. She talked to KVRR’s Adam Ladwig. She tells him she doesn’t know how she’ll cope with the fact that the man she loves is gone. Jessica Meier says, “It feels like a nightmare because I cannot believe he’s not with me…

Moorhead assault is now homicide investigation

MOORHEAD, MN — The Moorhead Police Department is currently investigating a homicide. The victim was involved in a significant assault that occurred on Wednesday, June 4. He has been identified as Richard Alhag Stephen, age 33, of Fargo, ND. The Moorhead Police Department, with the continued assistance of the MN Bureau of Investigations, continues to work on the details of…

WATCH LIVE: Cass County Sheriff’s Office to Address Casselton Homicide Investigation

CASSELTON, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be joined by the Cass County State Attorney’s Office to address the status of the current homicide investigation in Casselton. On Friday, May 7, 50-year-old Duane Turchin was shot and died at a local hospital. Authorities arrested 23-year-old William Dittmer. The joint press conference is being held at the Cass County Law Enforcement…

Victim Identified in Bemidji Homicide

The victim died from a single gunshot wound to the torso.

BEMIDJI, Minn.–The victim of a shooting in Bemidji on February 17 has been identified. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identified 20-year-old Lupe Rosillo who died from a single gunshot wound to the torso. The Bemidji Police Department arrested 18-year-old Antonio Parkhurst in connection with the homicide.   Original Story BEMIDJI, Minn.–Authorities in northern Minnesota are searching for a suspect in…

Police Believe Moorhead Teen Intentionally Caused Fatal Crash

Police say Meyer was driving slower than 35 mph when the teen crossed into the opposite lane and struck her.

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Police say the death of a Watertown woman who was killed in a crash is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a 16-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota boy was going more than 100 mph when he crashed into the woman’s vehicle in Watertown Tuesday in an attempted suicide. Forty-three-year-old Dawn Meyer died at the scene. The boy was taken to…

Autopsy: NDSU Student Killed 5 Years Ago Died of Asphyxia

Bearson's death certificate says he died of asphyxia, meaning he was deprived of oxygen.

FARGO, N.D.–A North Dakota State University freshman from Minnesota who was killed five years ago died of asphyxia. Authorities have said little about the September 2014 death of 18-year-old Thomas Bearson of Sartell, Minnesota, other than it was a homicide. Bearson’s death certificate says he died of asphyxia, meaning he was deprived of oxygen. Besides alcohol, two prescription medications were…

Fargo Police Confirm Identity of Human Remains Found in Fargo

Fargo police confirmed the remains recovered were of Brenda Kartes.

Fargo, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department has revealed the identity of the human remains found along the Red River in Fargo last week. Fargo police confirmed the remains recovered were of Brenda Kartes. The medical examiner was able to use dental records to confirm Brenda’s identity, but the cause of death is still unknown. Police are calling the case “suspicious,” but…

Minneapolis Police Investigate 3rd Homicide This Week

Friday's homicide is the 22nd in the city this year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minneapolis police are investigating the city’s third homicide in less than a week. Officers and paramedics were sent to north Minneapolis about 1 a.m. Friday where a man was found lying on the street. Police say he was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he died. Homicide detectives spoke with a number of people…