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Published August 28, 2012, 10:46 AM

UPDATE Suspect arrested in Thief River Falls homicide

ST. PAUL — Investigators have made an arrest in the murder of a Thief River Falls woman.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald , Grand Forks Herald

ST. PAUL — Investigators have made an arrest in the murder of a Thief River Falls woman.

Agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension early yesterday evening arrested Jedidiah Dean Troxel, 31, of 116 North Nelson in Crookston, Minn. without incident. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Crookston Police Department and East Grand Forks Police Department assisted with the arrest.

Troxel is a suspect in the murder of Tanya Marie Kazmierczak, 40, whose body was found Sunday near the Red Lake River in Smiley Township in rural Pennington County. Kazmierczak, who lived on the 600 block of East Tonder Street in Thief River Falls, had been missing since early Saturday.

Troxel is in the Pennington County Jail. Charges are expected later today.

The Minnesota State Patrol and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation also assisted with the investigation. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Crookston Police Department and East Grand Forks Police Department assisted with the arrest.

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