Skip to main content

Boyfriend, 17, arrested in death of North St. Paul teen

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Police announced Friday the arrest of a 17-year-old boy in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl in Maplewood last week, WCCO-TV reports.

Anna Hurd of North St. Paul was found murdered last weekend on a walking path at Hillside Park.

The Star Tribune reports the suspect was Anna's boyfriend of more than nine months.

"They were young, it was the first time they ever fell in love. They were inseparable. Then something happened; he snapped," Anna's father, Patrick Hurd, told the Pioneer Press.

Friends say that the couple attended a house party last Friday and got into an argument on the way home.

Anna was found dead around 4:30 a.m. last Saturday. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office said she died from several puncture wounds consistent with a stabbing.

Authorities say the boy is being held at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center on possible second-degree murder charges. His identity has not been released because he's a juvenile.

According to the Pioneer Press, Maplewood Police Chief Dave Kvam said the arrest "is really just the first step in a long process."

See WCCO's report on developments in the case:

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-13 at 9.11.52 AM

Man accused of raping MN teen arrested in Mexico after 21 years on run

Curtis Lee Brovold was arrested outside his home in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday.

alcohol bar

Alcohol deaths in WI rose nearly 25% in 2020, report says

1,077 people died from alcohol use in Wisconsin in 2020.

Cass County sheriff north dakota squad facebook

Authorities investigating after missing Fargo teen located in MN

The 14-year-old was found safe after leaving a family member's home Sunday evening.

snowmobile, snowmobiling

Power cut in St. Louis Co. after snowmobiler crashes into utility pole

The woman driving the snowmobile was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Byron Leftwich

Leftwich, Moore and Hackett check boxes for Vikings head coaching position

The Vikings have a ton of candidates to consider for head coach but three in particular stand out

Zygi Wilf, Rick Spielman

Coller: Vikings have a chance to put recent history behind them quickly

The new GM and coach will have an opportunity to look at the big picture, rather than swinging for the fence the way Spielman and Zimmer did in an effort to keep their jobs.

snow - 12-10-21 - Joe Nelson - 5

Winter storm warning issued in Minnesota ahead of Friday snow

It looks like there will be a sharp cutoff near the metro, so don't be shocked if the Twin Cities winds up with very little snow.

snow plow msp airport

MSP Airport snowplow drivers push ahead with strike plans

This comes amid stalled contract negotiations with the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

police lights

Carjacking reported in Woodbury; attempted carjacking in Edina

In both instances, women were exiting their vehicles when the suspects approached.

E.J. Stephens

Michigan State denies Gophers' upset bid

Joey Hauser's last-second lay-up handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.

unsplash online learning child student

Minneapolis schools go to online learning for 2 weeks amid staff shortage

The online learning period starts Friday and will run for two weeks.

Related

2 arrested in St. Paul teen's overdose death

Two men have been jailed in the death of a 14-year-old St. Paul girl after they allegedly took her to a party and supplied her with alcohol and a new drink called "lean," a mixture of codeine and Sprite, the Pioneer Press reports. It's also known as "Sizzurp" or "Purple Drank," and reportedly originated in Houston.