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Published February 04, 2014, 05:47 PM

Man’s death shocks small community

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -A Finley, N.D. woman is in custody on suspicion of killing her husband.

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -A Finley, N.D. woman is in custody on suspicion of killing her husband.

The body of 66-year-old Lyle Midstokke was found Monday morning after a 911 call came in about a body at the victim's address.

The news of Midstokke's death is shocking for the small community, but not nearly as much as the woman arrested for his suspicious death.

It was Sherry Midstokke, the victim's wife who made the 911 call and after further investigation of the body. She was arrested for suspicion of her husband's murder.

Sherry Midstokke's bail has been set at 500 thousand dollars.

She's being held in Cass county jail.

Steele County Sheriff Wayne Beckman says there is no history of domestic violence between the couple.

Lyle's body has been sent to Grand Forks for an autopsy. Officers are expecting the results within the next five days, and charges for homicide are expected to be filed today.

Wayne Beckman, Steele County sheriff: “Very shocking for this town, very shocking, its affecting everybody, not just Finley but the surrounding area.”

A court date for Sherry Midstokke has not been set.

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