Search Continues for Mendota Heights Murder Suspect
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A woman who was found dead in a Mendota Heights office building as police were searching for an armed robbery suspect has been identified.
Police Chief Kelly McCarthy says the woman's family has identified her as 47-year-old Beverly Cory of Maplewood.
McCarthy says authorities continued to search Sunday for 44-year-old Lucifer Nguyen.
She says the incident began Saturday when Nguyen went into a house in Mendota Heights and brandished a gun at a female victim and demanded cash. Police found Nguyen and began chasing him, but he crashed and entered the White Pine Senior Living Center.
McCarthy says Nguyen forced employees into a locked storage closet at gunpoint. Police began evacuating residents and searched the building. They now believe Nguyen left the senior center and killed Cory before the perimeter was set up.