Smell alerts officials to body in Forest Lake apartment, 1 in custody

- A woman was found dead in an apartment in Forest Lake, Minn. Friday night after the landlord reported a foul smell coming from the residence.

Forest Lake Police discovered the body in an apartment on the 900 block of 12th Street SW around 8:00 p.m. after receiving a complaint from the building's landlord, according to a statement.

Police have identified the suspect as 27-year-old Lauren Mason Grove Lynch, he is currently at the Washington County Jail being held on probable cause 2nd degree murder. The death is considered suspicious and is currently under investigation.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the victim.

Anyone with any information should call Forest Lake police: 651-464-5877


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