Police confirm body found Thursday was Albrecht’s, 2 suspects still in custody

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A 31-year-old woman who had been arrested and held in custody has been released from jail on Friday in the Will Albrecht homicide investigation. Two other Bloomington men remain in custody as the investigation continues according to Bloomington Police.

Albrecht, 29, of Minneapolis, vanished last Friday, according to his friends.

While following leads in the case police discovered a body in a field in Woodbury on Thursday afternoon, and Albrecht’s family was notified of the development by investigators. Authorities confirmed on Friday that the body was Albrecht’s.

“It’s been awful,’ said friend Ashley Schueller. “His family is really hurting. He has two little babies at home that have been waiting for him. It’s been really hard, it’s unfair.”

Schueller said she’s been friends with Albrecht for 10 years.

“He was funny — he always lit up a room. A really good friend,” Schueller said. “He was the light when everybody had a hard time.”

Earlier in the week, a Bloomington home was searched by police in the 1500 block of East 87th Street where investigators say signs of trauma were discovered, adding it’s the last place Albrecht was seen.

Skylar Labarge, 26, and Preston Sharlow, 32, both of Bloomington, are held in the Hennepin County Jail on probable cause of homicide in the case, authorities said.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS learned from sources the two men are related to one another, but it’s unclear how they are connected, if at all, to the victim.

“Will didn’t deserve to die like this. We are going to do whatever we can to help Will,” said Schueller, who started a GoFundMe page for the victim’s family. “We want justice for Will.”

Bloomington Police said its investigation continues. No motive has been shared by authorities.