A North St. Paul man has been released by authorities without charges, after being held for probable cause homicide in connection with the stabbing death of his mother, authorities said.

The 46-year-old woman’s body was found Friday night after her sister-in-law told police she hadn’t been able to reach her for a while and wanted them to check on her, according a statement from Chief Tom Lauth.

Police went to the Cedarview Commons apartments, on Ariel Street just north of Hwy. 36, and found an untouched delivered meal outside the woman’s door. After a maintenance person let them into the apartment, officers found her body.

Lauth said the woman appeared to have been stabbed multiple times with a sharp instrument.

St. Paul police, following a tip from a relative, arrested the victim’s 25-year-old son in the city’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood. Lauth said at the time that police were not looking for other suspects.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension analyzed the crime scene and is helping with the investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call North St. Paul police at 651-747-2406.

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