Skip to main content

Police discover woman dead at Brooklyn Center home during early morning welfare check

Officers also found "multiple" children on the scene, all of them unhurt.

Police officers doing an early morning welfare check at a Twin Cities home arrived to find a woman dead, with "multiple children" at the scene as well.

A 911 call to Brooklyn Center police came in at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, requesting officers check on a woman and children at a home on the 5400 block of Oliver Avenue North. 

At the property, officers discovered a woman dead at the scene. Police say none of the children found at the scene were hurt.

Police have not revealed the nature of the death, but said a man was arrested and is in custody in connection with the investigation. The department says there is no danger to the public, and no ongoing threat.

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

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.

Pool

Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

Minneapolis police

St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.

ambulance

Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

Rosedale Center

Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 3.59.30 PM

Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

abortion, planned parenthood

Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Related

Police find woman dead in the street in Minneapolis

Officers were on routine patrol when they spotted the woman.

Google Street View - 4300 Cooper Ave St Cloud

Woman found dead on side of St. Cloud road, police say it's 'suspicious'

It's the second "suspicious" death of a woman in as many days in the city.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Police investigating 'suspicious' death of woman in Marcy-Holmes apartment

A 911 caller reported an overdose, but police say that doesn't match what they found.

police tape, crime scene

Woman in 20s found dead during welfare check, ruled homicide

It has been confirmed as the 23rd homicide in Minneapolis of 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Woman found dead in St. Cloud apartment

Police have described her death as "suspicious."