SEARLES, Minn. (AP) _ Brown County sheriff's officials have arrested the husband of a woman found dead in Searles.

Authorities say dispatchers got a call shortly before midnight Thursday reporting a death at the residence. Deputies were met by the husband who told them his wife was dead inside the home. The body of the 69-year-old woman was found in the residence.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in the investigation into what officials say is a suspicious death.