Medical Examiner: Mother, daughter shot to death, police are tracking a suspect

February 11, 2019 10:24 PM

A report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner released Monday identified the victims of a double homicide Saturday night as 67-year-old Eileen Mark and her 42-year-old daughter Jennifer Angerhofer of Coon Rapids.

The autopsy said Eileen suffered a gunshot wound to her chest and Jennifer was shot in the face and neck. They died in Mark's fourth-floor apartment at the Holmes Park Village apartments for seniors and disabled adults on 2nd Avenue Southeast in Minneapolis.

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Two friends, who want to remain anonymous because of safety concerns, also live in the same building. They had visited Eileen and Jennifer earlier in the day Saturday.

"We were listening to music, dancing, having all kinds of fun," said the neighbor.

The friends said anyone who came to know and love the mother and daughter sensed their special bond.

"It was all encompassing. They talked every day and saw each other frequently, they were tight," another unnamed neighbor said. "They were best friends, they were buddies, they could make you laugh in a heartbeat."

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Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said in recent years there have been calls to the building, but not to that specific apartment on the fourth floor. Investigators said they are developing a timeline, delving into the circumstances leading up to the double homicide along with reviewing surveillance footage.

On Monday, officers ruled out Jennifer's ex-husband as a suspect and are working to identify a person of interest. Neighbors are very aware that the gunman got away.

"We're not sure who that shooter is and how they got in the building. A lot of people are scared and locked in their apartments," one neighbor said. "You don't see very many people out which is unusual."

Police urge anyone with information that could lead to an arrest to contact them. All tips remain anonymous. 

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