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Published January 18, 2013, 09:20 AM

Hacksaw, gun, bleach confiscated in Minnesota homicide case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Search warrants say a hacksaw, reciprocating saw, bleach and pistol are among 33 items collected by police investigating a dismemberment homicide case in Ramsey County.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Search warrants say a hacksaw, reciprocating saw, bleach and pistol are among 33 items collected by police investigating a dismemberment homicide case in Ramsey County.

An affidavit filed in Ramsey County District Court this week says the 34-year-old defendant, Steven Roger Johnson, told investigators they would find the gun he used to shoot Manya Jewel Johnson in their basement.

A criminal complaint says Johnson told police he shot his 32-year-old wife in the head, dismembered her body and placed her remains in plastic bins which he stored in a friend's garage in the St. Paul suburb of White Bear Lake.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press cites court documents which say Johnson told police he went to Menards to buy bleach, storage tubs and a better saw to use in the dismemberment.

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