Foul odor leads police to woman's body, death regarded as 'suspicious'


On Friday night, police in Forest Lake were called to an apartment by its landlord after he reported a foul smell coming from the south end of the building.

The Pioneer Press reported that officers searched one of the units and found a woman's body inside.

KARE said that the crime scene is being treated as a suspicious death. FOX 9 reports a man who apparently shared the apartment with the woman is now in custody. Both the man and the woman are thought to be in the early 30s.

The woman's body was taken to the Ramsey County medical examiner, where an autopsy will be performed. The victim's identity will be released after the next of kin have been notified. The incident is being investigated by Forest Lake police, who are being assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Washington County Sheriff's office.

Police do not believe there is any danger to the public.

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