Pizza Ranch reopens after employee murdered

MONTEVIDEO, Minn.--The Pizza Ranch in Montevideo, where a man allegedly stabbed his co-worker to death, reopened Monday for the first time sincethemurder of Vinessa LozanoFriday night.

Police say they found the 24-year-old suspect standing over 18-year-old Lozano with a knife in the parking lot at the restaurant. She later died at the hospital.

The first day back for workers is a somber one filled with mixed emotions.

First, for the loss of their co-worker and secondly, trying to figure out why it happened as another co-worker sits in jail.

Police arrested the suspect they believe murdered Lozano. Until charges are filed, KARE will notrelease the name of the suspect.

Pizza Ranch owner, Bonnie Terning, says workers there are like one big family and it's difficult to make sense of something so horrific.

"I can't...I don't know if anybody else can," said Terning. "It's so unbelievable I could never expect that out of anyone, let alone somebody that is very, very close to me, it's hard."

Lozano has a one-year-old son and a memorial fund has been setup in her name. The account is at the Co-Op Credit Unionin Montevideo.


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