Elderly immigrant's death in Minneapolis apartment is considered homicide

  • Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 12, 2013 - 4:37 PM

An autopsy showed the 86-year-old Somali man died of multiple brain injuries.


An elderly man found dead in his apartment in the Cedar-Riverside area on Tuesday had been slain, authorities said Saturday.

Jama Adan Mohamed, 86, had multiple traumatic brain injuries, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, which identified him and released details on the cause of death on Saturday.

The Somali immigrant had lived on the ninth floor of a high-rise building, the Elliot Twins Apartment at 1225 S. 8th Street.

Minneapolis police were called to the apartment late Tuesday afternoon, and Mohamed was declared dead there at 4:19 p.m.

Nobody has been arrested, and police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or Minneapolis police at 612-673-2941. Information can also be provided online at www.crimestoppersmn.org, by text at 274637.

Information can be provided on Crimestopper’s website in forms that are written in English, Somali, Spanish or French, simply by clicking on a button for the preferred language.

Tipsters can provide information confidentially.


Joy Powell • 612-673-7750

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters