MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An arrest has been made after a woman was found beheaded on a Shakopee sidewalk Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Shakopee Police Department, the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street. A 55-year-old woman, identified as America Mafalda Thayer of Shakopee, was found on the sidewalk near the intersection and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police later confirmed that the woman was beheaded in the incident.
Police say they quickly arrested a 42-year-old Shakopee man on suspicion of second-degree murder. He’s being held in Scott County Jail on pending charges.
According to police, the suspect and victim have had a long-term relationship that police are familiar with; the incident is not believed to be a random act.