Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a woman found inside a Forest Lake apartment Friday and have arrested a man who also lived there.
Police say a landlord reported a foul odor coming from the south end of an apartment building in the 900 block of 12th Street SW. about 8 p.m. Friday.
After locating the source of the smell, police found the woman inside a unit and detained the male resident.
The woman’s body has been taken to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and formal identification. In a news release, Forest Lake police said they did not believe the public is in danger and said the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting.