Homicide Investigation Underway In Elko-New Market, Suspect In Custody
Elko New Market Police released information this afternoon in regards to the police presence that was reported in town. A disturbance call led to Elko New Market conducting a homicide investigation. According to online jail records, a suspect in the homicide is already in custody pending 2nd-degree murder charges.
The post from the City of Elko New Market stated:
On January 5, 2022, at approximately 8:35 a.m., the Elko New Market Police Department was dispatched to an address in Elko New Market for a disturbance call.
Upon arrival, the homeowner was located inside the residence deceased. The reporting party, an Elko New Market man, was also present and taken into custody without incident. He was transported shortly thereafter to the Scott County Jail.
Positive identification of the deceased, along with the official cause of death will be made by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating this incident with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation in this matter is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time. Questions about this incident will likely be addressed in the County Attorney’s charging documents, if and when they are filed.
The Elko New Market Police Department was assisted in this incident by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Northfield Ambulance.
As stated in the post by the City of Elko New Market the investigation is an ongoing matter.
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