Manhunt for homicide suspect continues in northwest Minnesota

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Investigators from more than a dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies continue to search for Eric James Reinbold, the primary suspect in the July 9 murder of his wife, 34-year-old Lissette Reinbold, of Oklee, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

"A wonderful person, she would go above and beyond, she would put everybody ahead of herself," one of Lissette’s family members, who asked to not be identified publicly at the moment, said. "Our family is never going to be the same without her."

Her family said Lissette was very involved in her kids’ lives, including sports and bible camps.

"It doesn’t seem real at all," the family member said. "We’re just waiting on that call when they finally catch him so can we rest, get some sleep and get to mourn."

Her family has setup a GoFundMe page to help with the cost of funeral arrangements.

The search is being conducted in Pennington County but has expanded to neighboring communities.

Video shared with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS from iNewZ TV showed members of law enforcement searching recently in northwestern Minnesota.

The U.S. Marshals Service has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Reinbold’s capture.

Authorities are now asking people to check their properties for any missing vehicles or signs that someone has been on their property, cabins or outbuildings. They haven’t released information about why they consider Reinbold a suspect in the homicide.

In 2018, a jury found Reinbold guilty of having pipe bombs at his cabin, and he also pleaded guilty in 2015 to ramming his truck into a car with his wife and children inside. Court papers show he was let out of prison early, back in March, stemming from the 2018 federal conviction.

Online court documents indicate Reinbold requested a compassionate care release, citing COVID-19 concerns and wanting to care for his wife and kids.

Reinbold is considered armed and dangerous, according to authorities.

Tips can be phoned into the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 218-681-6161 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-926-8332.