A murder suspect who fled the block where he lives in central Minnesota has been captured amid concern he would escape to Mexico.
The 35-year-old Long Prairie man remains in the Todd County jail Sunday in connection with the killing of a woman in a home in the 400 block of Todd Street S.
He is being held on suspicion of fatally stabbing the woman Thursday evening after neighbors saw the two arguing, according to authorities. The victim’s identity has yet to be disclosed, nor have police explained her relationship with the suspect.
The woman’s body was located in the home about 8 p.m. Thursday, police said. The man and a car were gone.
Authorities said the suspect was spotted in nearby New London at 12:20 a.m. Friday and in Cold Spring at 8 a.m.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., police revealed they had their man but did not reveal where. He is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and carrying out the deed with a knife, according to the Todd County jail log.
Before the suspect’s capture, authorities said they were “not sure of his direction of travel, but [he] has ties to California and Mexico.”