Woman Killed in St. Paul Identified, Man in Custody

Updated: 05/12/2014 11:06 AM
Created: 05/10/2014 8:42 PM
By: Megan Stewart

St. Paul police are investigating a death of a woman inside of an apartment on the city's East Side.

Police said the incident began between the woman and a man around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the 1400 block of Minnehaha Avenue East.

The man, who police identified as 54-year-old Willie Chestnut, was arrested in connection with the woman's death, police said. The victim was identified by St. Paul Police as 46-year-old Towanda Harris of St. Paul.

Investigators originally thought the incident was a domestic dispute, but learned Harris was married and Chestnut was a friend. An altercation took place between the two parties, police said.

Police said there is no public safety concern.

Police said they are still investigating how Harris was killed but have confirmed she was not shot.

No further information is available at this time.

Fifty-four-year-old Willie Chestnut
Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Photo: KSTP-TV

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