Top 5 Famous Murders in History of Minnesota

In Minnesota, murders are increasing day by day and the majority of people don’t know about these murders. If we get to know about the details of these murders, then most of them are carried out in October and November. So, in this article, I am sharing with you the worst and famous murders in Minnesota, which are.

  • The Vampire Murder

Tim Erickson killed a homeless gentleman whose name was Donald Gall. Erickson was 18 years old at that time. This murder took place in March 1988 as Erickson drank Gall blood. When he was arrested by the police, he told them that he was motivated by the movie “The Lost Boy”. He and his friend clubbed Gall and stabbed him continuously and slit his both wrists. Erickson licked the knife which was used to kill Gall.

  • Disappearance of Josh Guimond 

This murder also took place in Minnesota. A new student of Saint John’s University went missing after walking back from a party. This incident took place in November 2002. What should have been a 3-minute walk has left several individuals questioning what happened on that night. If anyone of you have any information regarding Josh Guimond’s missing, then please contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department at (320) 259-3700.

  • Rocori High School Shooting

Two murders took place at Rocori High School. John McLaughlin, a newcomer, first shot and slew Aaron Rollins (17-years-old) and then Seth Bartell (15-years-old). This incident took place in September 2003. McLaughlin told police that he did all this because he was bullied about his acne. He was condemned to his whole life in jail for 1st-degree assassination and twelve year2 for 2nd-degree murder.

  • Thanksgiving Day Murders

Byron Smith from Little Falls, Minnesota was sentenced to 1st-degree murder for slaying two youngsters on Thanksgiving Day in the year 2012. The authorities were not called to police until the next day because Byron requested that he didn’t want to ruin anyone’s life on Thanksgiving Day. That two murders case gained the attention of national and also appeared as an episode of Dateline NBC.

  • Jacob Watterling

In the year 1989, St. Joseph went missing when he was only 11 years of age. He was with his friends when someone kidnapped him. The kidnapper wore a mask and he was never found by the police. This case has remained a shocking mystery and this news got attention from media and spread it all over the world. A person of interest was named in the Watterling case in the year 2015. His full name is Danny Heinick. If anyone have any information regarding Jacob appearance, then do call at (320) 259-3700 at Stearns Count Sheriff’s Department.

  • Reker Sisters Murdered

On 2nd September 1974, two sisters Mary Reker and Susanne Reker went missing. After a month later, their dead bodies were found in Waite Park’s Quarry Park and both sisters were murdered brutally. One of the sisters wrote in her personal diary before she died and had feared of death. Police officers didn’t find any clue of their murders. Even there is a reward of $50,000 to whom who give the information about these murders and the case is still pending.

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