Public appeal to find killer of mother-of-5 brutally beaten in Mpls street

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Police have asked for help finding the person or people responsible for a vicious beating in south Minneapolis that on Thanksgiving claimed the life of a Native American mother-of-five.

Rebecca Anderson, 29, was found "severely beaten and unconscious" in the area of East Lake Street and 12th Ave. S. at around 1 a.m. on Sept. 3.

Anderson succumbed to her injuries on Thanksgiving, according to a Minneapolis Police release, with the Star Tribune reporting that she had been in a coma since the attack, in which she may also have been sexually assaulted.

City police have renewed the appeal they made in October seeking information regarding the attack, and has joined with CrimeStoppers Minnesota to offer a cash reward for any tips that lead to the culprits.

Anderson's death was ruled a homicide by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner this week.

It was previously reported that the injuries inflicted on Anderson were so severe that police believe she was attacked with a weapon.

According to Red Lake Nation, Anderson is survived by five daughters, named Karla, Alicia, Khloe, Zoe and Celena Mae.

Her funeral service was held at the Mille Lacs Community Center on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The case number is 15-332607.

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