A 38-year-old woman murdered her father in their St. Cloud home, possibly with a hammer, and fled to Kentucky, where she was found and arrested, authorities said.
Lisa M. Kearney was located in Louisville and charged Wednesday by warrant with second-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey E. Schilling, 66. His body was found Monday in the home in the 300 block of 21st Avenue N., police said.
On Tuesday, police issued a public appeal seeking help finding Kearney and the pickup. At that time, they only described her as "missing."
At the time of Kearney's arrest, she had her father's wallet and computer tablet, according to the Stearns County attorney's office.
Kearney appeared in court Wednesday in Louisville and refused to waive extradition back to Minnesota. Bail was set at $250,000, and she remains in custody.
"Formal extradition proceedings will commence immediately," the Stearns County attorney's office said in a statement. "Formal extradition may take up to 60 days or longer."
The criminal complaint did not offer a motive for the killing other than to say a "neighbor and law enforcement were able to confirm a strained relationship" between Schilling and Kearney.
According to the complaint:
A concerned neighbor alerted police on Monday that he had not seen Schilling for several days but believed he was looking at him from outside the house on the couch with a blanket over his head.
Police entered the home and found Schilling dead on the couch, a large amount of blood near his head, more blood on the wall and ceiling and a hammer leaned against a wall near the body.
Schilling's truck, not seen by the neighbor since Jan. 1, was located at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Authorities tracked Kearney to Louisville and arrested her.