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Man arrested in St. Paul woman's death

  • September 2, 2013 - 9:46 PM

Police have arrested a 24-year-old St. Paul man in connection with the suspicious death of a St. Paul woman Sunday morning on the city’s East Side.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Minnehaha Avenue E. just after 10 a.m. Sunday to check an unresponsive woman. They found Sherell Montrese Craighead, 30, was dead.

On Monday afternoon, investigators arrested the man in connection with Craighead’s death. Police spokesman Howie Padilla said the two apparently knew each other. “I don’t think this was random,” he said.

Investigators are not currently seeking any other suspects. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy.

Police expect to present a case to the Ramsey County attorney’s office in the coming days for consideration of criminal charges against the suspect.

Police also released the name of the man shot in another homicide in St. Paul early Sunday morning. The victim was identified as Jeffery Thomas Elling, 50, of St. Paul. A suspect also was arrested in that case.

Jim Adams

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