Minneapolis police have issued a new call for the public’s help in identifying a suspect or suspects in the fatal beating of a 30-year-old woman in south Minneapolis.
Rebecca Rose Anderson was found lying unconscious in the area of E. Lake Street and 12th Avenue S. early Sept. 3. She was taken to a Ramsey County hospital to be treated for her injuries. She died there on Nov. 26, nearly two months after the beating, police said.
The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide, although it hasn’t been counted in Minneapolis’ tally of killings.
According to police, Minneapolis has recorded 45 homicides this year, putting the city on pace to have its deadliest year in nearly a decade. Not included in that count is one killing that is being investigated as self-defense and another in which medical examiners were unable to establish whether a man shot himself or was killed by someone else. And on Monday, a Minneapolis man was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and interference with a dead body in connection with the disappearance and possible death of a 25-year-old Minneapolis woman.
Police are asking anyone with information about Anderson’s killing to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).