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Minnesota murder suspect still at large despite multi-agency search

Eric Reinbold is wanted for the murder of his wife, Lissette Reinbold.
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A man wanted for the murder of his wife in northern Minnesota is still on the run despite a search involving 17 law enforcement agencies.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office are leading the search for Eric Reinbold, the 44-year-old who is suspected of killing his wife, Lissette Reinbold, 34, of Oklee, Minnesota, this past Friday.

On Tuesday, the BCA issued a release saying that the search is continuing for Reinbold, with more than a dozen local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies involved, including the ATF, FBI, U.S. Marshal's Search, Customs and Border Patrol, and sheriff's office in St. Louis, Koochiching, Mahnomen, Polk, and Becker counties.

"Eric Reinbold ... is 5’7,” 175 pounds and is balding with sandy brown hair," the BCA said. 

"Investigators believe he fled on foot but may have obtained a vehicle. Investigators are asking people in Pennington and surrounding counties to check their properties for any missing vehicles or signs that someone has been on their property or in their outbuildings."

"Reinbold should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach," it added.

Reinbold was only released from prison this past March part-way through serving a 5-year sentence for possession of pipe bombs at a hunting property, where police also found a 32-page notebook on Reinbold's desk entitled: "How one person can make a difference: Instruction booklet at the HCU (homemade commando university)."

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

Prior to this, Reinbold pleaded guilty to an incident in 2015 when he rammed his pickup into a car with his wife and children inside.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture.

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.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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