Monday, June 19, 2006


In what appears to be one of the most underreported stories ever, WCCO News reports the discovery by police of a dead body in a car in North Minneapolis following reports of gunshots.

I don't see the story on other TV News sites, although the Red Star just published the story on their website at 8:56 pm. The WCCO story was posted at 8: 46 am: "Police Find Woman Dead In Car".

(WCCO) Minneapolis Police found a woman dead in her car in North Minneapolis early Monday morning.

Officers were called to 29th and Penn Avenues North just after midnight on a report of shots fired.

The woman was dead when police arrived.

No one is in custody and police have not yet released the identity of the woman.
The Red Star version gives a few more details (considering it was posted 12 hours later): "Woman found fatally shot in car in north Minneapolis".

A woman was found fatally shot early today in a car in north Minneapolis, police said.

Officers were answering a "shots fired" call shortly after midnight on Penn Avenue between 27th and 29th Avenues, when they saw the car with the wounded female inside, police said.
The Red Star adds the information that the woman was shot to death, which for all practical purposes confirms this is a case of murder.

If the venue for the crime is Minneapolis, I believe this would be #28 for the year.

As these numbers pile up, please remember that the Chief Prosecutor for Hennepin County is Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Amy Klobuchar.