Homicide

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…

Fargo Police Chief David Todd: Addiction Driving Increase In Crime

Todd Presented 2018 Crime States to Fargo City Commission

FARGO, ND — Addiction is driving an increase in crime in Fargo. Police Chief David Todd presented the crime report for 2018 to the Fargo City Commission. The report was done in February but was just made public due to scheduling issues and flood fighting efforts. Fargo saw a 3% increase in crime last year, most of it related to burglaries…

Victims Identified In Mandan Homicide

4 Bodies Found In Mandan Business Monday Morning

MANDAN, N.D. – The owner of a property management company was among four people found slain at a property management company in the North Dakota city of Mandan. Police said 52-year-old Robert Fakler owned RJR Maintenance and Management Company. The other victims were identified Tuesday as 42-year-old Adam Fuehrer, 45-year-old Lois Cobb and her husband, 50-year-old Bill Cobb. They were…

UPDATE: Man Charged in Wahpeton Stabbing Death & Victim May Have Been Dating Same Woman

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE THURSDAY – A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man inside a Wahpeton apartment. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says Adam Awender admits to stabbing Billy Joe Phillips, around midnight Monday, but claims it was self-defense. Phillips was living in the apartment with…

Body Found in Central Minnesota Field Identified

The body was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween

WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities in central Minnesota say they have identified a body that was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body as that of 24-year-old David Medellin Jr of Willmar. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call…

Three Girl Scouts, One Adult Hit And Killed While Picking Up Trash

A fourth girl survived but was in critical condition Saturday night at a Minnesota hospital

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, WI — The head of Girl Scouts of the USA says “our hearts are broken” after three Girl Scouts and an adult were struck and killed in what authorities say was a hit-and-run crash along a rural Wisconsin highway. Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo issued a statement expressing condolences for the victims, who were picking up litter along…