Pair Charged with Murder after Remains Found in Minnesota

Pair Charged with Murder after Remains Found in Minnesota Photo: KSTP

June 25, 2018 04:42 PM

Authorities say two people killed a man on a Minnesota farmstead before burning the body and burying the remains in two separate sites.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and abetting murder with intent, but without premeditation. They face 40 years in prison if convicted.

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RELATED: Human Remains Found in Minnesota in Search for Missing North Dakota Man

Jensen and Westcott were arrested during a search for a missing Wahpeton, North Dakota, man on a Hitterdal-area farmstead last week.

Forty-one-year-old Troy Yarbrough was reported missing June 9.

The complaint in Clay County Court says the victim was hit first with a rake handle and ax and eventually died after being hit in the head with a cinder block.

The remains have been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Center for identification.

A hearing is scheduled for July 6.

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