Police: Foul play suspected, 2 men ID'd in Rose Downwind disappearance

- About two weeks after she disappeared, Bemidji police and the Minnesota BCA identified two persons of interest and said they believe that foul play is involved in the case of missing 31-year-old Rose Downwind, who was was last seen by an ex-boyfriend on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

On Thursday, police said they identified Marchello Anthony Cimmarusti, 40, and Christopher John Davis, 27, as persons of interest in the case, and pinned a pewter colored 2002 GMC Yukon, with Minnesota plate 325MGP.

Police said Downwind, a mother of 5, was last seen leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue, and the investigation spans an area north of Bemidji, including Lake Bemidji State Park and the Buena Vista State Forest -- specifically, the area between the north end of Lake Bemidji and Lindgren Road, between County Road 9 and County Road 23.

Police are asking the public to come forward if they’ve seen the men or vehicle in this area between Oct. 19 to Oct. 29. Contact Bemidji Police Department immediately at 218-333-9111.

Property owners in the area are asked to check structures and acreage for any signs of suspicious activity including: trespassing, recent fires or disturbed ground. Additionally, hunters are asked to check their trail cameras for suspicious activity, images of the persons of interest or vehicle.
 


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