Charges: Little Falls man strangled his wife, dumped her body under a bridge

He had reported her missing and then admitted he had strangled her, charges say.
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Jonathan Greyblood

Jonathan Greyblood

A Little Falls man who reported his wife missing is accused of strangling her and dumping her body under a bridge.

Jonathan Greyblood, 30, of Little Falls, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife, Jeanine Greyblood, on Feb. 6. 

According to the criminal complaint, Jonathan Greyblood reported his wife missing the morning of Feb. 6, saying the night before they went to a bar and then a friend's home, where they got into a fight. 

He said they left and argued in the car, at which point she got out of the car and said she was walking to a nearby friend's home, the complaint states. 

Jonathan Greyblood claimed he looked for her, but couldn't find her. 

Police and volunteers "conducted an extensive search" of the west side of Little Falls looking for Jeanine Greyblood, charges say. 

The morning of Feb. 7, a Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension investigator and a sergeant with the Morrison County Sheriff's Office interviewed Jonathan Greyblood.

He admitted "something bad happened" to his wife, charges say. 

He told investigators they were parked in their driveway after leaving their friend's house and Jeanine was yelling at him and hitting him. So he tried defending himself by putting his hands around her throat and squeezed until she went limp, the complaint states.

He said he started CPR, but wasn't successful, so he drove her body to the Swan River bridge on Great River Road south of Little Falls and dropped her body under the bridge, charges say.

Police found her body on the icy surface of the Swan River under the bridge.

His bail has been set at $800,000, jail records show

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