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Law enforcement seeks suspect in Beatty Twp murder

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BEATTY TWP— The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a suspect in a homicide after the remains of the victim were discovered in a shallow grave here on July 2.

St. Louis County law enforcement issued an arrest warrant for Daniel Gregory Lynn, 40, of South Bend, Indiana, in connection with the apparent murder of Christina Marie Woods, 28, also of South Bend. Woods’s remains were discovered by investigators on property owned by one of Lynn’s family members. According to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, Woods was the victim of “homicidal violence.”

Lynn is described as five-foot, ten inches high, weighing about 210 pounds. He is bald with a mustache and goatee, and tattoos on both sides of his neck.

Lynn was seen in the Duluth and Virginia areas in the days after the homicide, which the sheriff’s officials believe took place sometime during the week of June 11. Law enforcement officials state that Lynn most likely returned to Indiana, but believe he could still be in Minnesota, which is why they are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

Investigators were led to Woods’ body when the St. Joseph County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Department requested assistance in the disappearance of Woods, who had been reported missing in early June, when investigators believe she traveled to Minnesota.

The circumstances and motivations for the apparent murder were not provided by the sheriff’s office statement. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who has seen Daniel Lynn or who has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office at 218-742-9825.

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