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Reward to help locate MN man wanted for murder of his wife

The 44-year-old's wife was found dead Friday, July 9.
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The U.S. Marshals Service has staked up to $10,000 to anyone who can help locate a Minnesota man who is the primary suspect in the killing of his wife. 

Erik J. Reinbold, 44, is considered by law enforcement as the primary suspect in the July 9 killing of his wife, Lissette Reinbold, in rural northwest Minnesota. Few details about the homicide in the small community of Okleehave been released, but Reinbold is believed to be on-the-run. 

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says Reinbold should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. 

Anyone who sees Reinbold is asked to call the Pennington County Sheriff's Office at 218-681-6161 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 877-926-8332.

In 2018, a jury found Reinbold guilty of possessing pipe bombs at his cabin, and he pleaded guilty in 2015 to ramming his truck into a car with his wife and children inside. The pipe bomb conviction earned Reinbold a five-year prison sentence. 

He was released this past March for "compassionate care" reasons after his wife contracted and recovered from COVID-19.

Authorities searched his hunting property near Oklee, Minnesota, where they 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."

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