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Man wanted for wife's murder still believed to be in northern Minnesota

Officials say Eric Reinbold is believed to be on foot, though he could have obtained a vehicle.

A northern Minnesota man wanted for the murder of his wife is still in the area and on foot, officials say.

According to a Friday update from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Eric Reinbold, 44, is believed to be in the Pennington County area, where his wife was killed on July 9.

A search for Reinbold involving 17 law enforcement agencies is currently underway. 

Officials believe Reinbold is still on foot, though he may have obtained a vehicle.

Investigators are asking people in Pennington County and surrounding areas to look for signs of a missing vehicle or that someone may have been on their property.

Reinbold is described as 5’7”, 175 pounds and “balding with sandy brown hair.”

He is considered armed and dangerous by law enforcement. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Reinbold was just released from prison last March after serving part of a 5-year sentence for possession of pipe bombs at a hunting property. 

Police also found a 32-page notebook at the property entitled: "How one person can make a difference: Instruction booklet at the HCU (homemade commando university)."

According to the Grand Forks Herald, the book was a manual on how to "start the second American Revolution and win."

Reinbold had also pleaded guilty in 2015 to ramming his pickup into a car while his wife and children were inside.

Anyone with information should call 911, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 218-681-6161, or the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED.

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