Skip to main content

Police led to Minneapolis murder suspect by bloody fingerprint

A 66-year-old man has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
  • Author:
  • Updated:

The suspect charged with the murder of a man found dead after a fire at his south Minneapolis home was tracked down after he left a bloody trail at the scene.

Larry Foster, 66, was charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of Daniel Bradley, 60, earlier this month.

Bradley's body was found after a fire at his home at 2633 13th Ave. S. in the early hours of Labor Day morning, but an autopsy later resulted his cause of death being the result of "complex homicidal violence."

His throat had been cut, and had also been inflicted with 100 blunt and sharp-force injuries, per a criminal complaint against Foster.

In charges filed on Friday, police investigating the fire found blood on the back door of Bradley's house, and then a butcher knife with blood on it.

They followed the bloody trail through a neighboring yard, and then found prints on a picket fence "as though someone grabbed it to jump over."

DNA testing and a bloody fingerprint was then matched to Foster on Sept. 6.

Police then began the search for Foster, and learned St. Paul PD were also looking for him as he'd left his pickup near a boat launch at Hidden Falls Park on Sept. 2.

"Inside the truck was blood and another bloody knife," according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

He was eventually caught when police received a tip he was going to check into the Twin Town treatment facility in St. Paul, where he was arrested.

Foster admitted to knowing Bradley but didn't say anything more.

Next Up

Monti Ossenfort

Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort

Several candidates will interview for the job this week.

Payton Willis

Gophers' rally comes up short, lose to Iowa

The Gophers came back from a 23-point deficit but couldn't complete the comeback.


Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside

A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.

snow plow msp airport

MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike

Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.

Kellen Moore

What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates

Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_1119 (2)

What is the next Minnesota Vikings GM inheriting?

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Vikings' roster and situation


Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 7.48.35 AM

Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots

The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020,  resulted in one man's death.


Screen Shot 2020-04-21 at 8.00.27 AM

Police find remains in search for missing teen, 2 more arrests made

A man has been charged with the 19-year-old's murder.

Fight over a laptop leads to a murder charge in Minneapolis

A 28-year-old man is accused of killing an older man in a fight.

police lights

Charges: Man used shotgun to kill ex-girlfriend in her Crystal home

The 38-year-old has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.

Screen Shot 2020-04-21 at 8.00.27 AM

Man charged with gruesome murder of missing teen

The 19-year-old went missing in early April, and her former roommate has been charged with her murder.

Kevin Lamarr Mason

Minneapolis police seeking murder suspect, who may be in Florida

The 26-year-old is wanted over the fatal shooting outside Shiloh Temple in June.

Screen Shot 2019-12-12 at 9.00.50 AM

Man charged with murder in Pump N' Munch gas station shooting

The 23-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.


Investigating loose dog, police find owner dead beneath car at 'best friend's' house

A 45-year-old Vadnais Heights man has been charged with murder.