Man arrested after woman's body found in Bloomington dumpster

Police are investigating after a body was found in a dumpster in Bloomington.

Police are investigating after a woman's body was found in a dumpster Monday morning in Bloomington, Minnesota.

According to the police, at about 9:50 a.m., dispatch received a call reporting a man putting a body in a dumpster at an apartment complex on the 8900 block of Wentworth Avenue. An officer arrived and found a deceased female at the scene. She was later identified as a 23-year-old woman who recently moved to Minnesota.

The officer was then alerted to a vehicle leaving the parking lot. Other officers tried to stop the vehicle on Nicollet Avenue, but the driver did not stop.

Police pursued the suspect, and the pursuit ended near Nicollet Avenue and 46th Street in Minneapolis. A one-year old child was located in the vehicle and later released to Child Protection Services.

There were no injuries as a result of the pursuit. The suspect was taken into custody. Police said the victim and the 24-year-old suspect were in a relationship. It’s unclear their relationships to the child in the car.

Meanwhile, neighbors said they’re shocked to hear what happened in their area.

"It’s scary, you know, someone that lives in this building," said Cynthia, a neighbor.

The case is still under investigation.