Man arrested after woman found dead in St. Paul home, 2 children found in other room

St. Paul police are investigating a suspicious death after a woman was found dead in a home with two children - both alive - Friday night in the Frogtown neighborhood.

According to police, at about 9:25 p.m., someone called 911 to report that a mother had failed to pick up her child from daycare and that no one was answering the door at the mother’s home.

When officers arrived to the home, located on the 500 block of Charles Avenue, they saw blood inside and found the victim gravely injured. 

The officers quickly secured the children, made sure there was no one else in the house and called medics to the scene. The woman was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Police arrested a 27-year-old Minneapolis man Saturday morning in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

Officials say it's not clear what the children saw inside the home. However, police say the attack does not appear to be random violence and the victim and suspect appear to have known each other. Officers were unable to provide the exact relationship between the two.

Police expect the medical examiner's report to be completed within the next 24 hours. Officers expect to release the victim's ID on Sunday and to formally charge the suspect on Monday.

Investigators are looking for potential witnesses and gathering evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Homicide Unit at 651-266-5650.

This is St. Paul's 13th homicide this year.