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Body found in St. Paul tied to Brooklyn Park crime scene

Police say they have tied a woman's death to a home where they recovered evidence suggesting she had been assaulted by her domestic partner.
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ST PAUL, Minn. — Police in Brooklyn Park say they have tied the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday in St. Paul to a crime scene in their own city.

A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the case. 

St. Paul Police began investigating a homicide after St. Paul Fire medics found the 36-year-old woman's body inside a townhome in the city's North End neighborhood.

According to a press release from the St. Paul Police Department, first responders were called to a residence on the 1500 block of Jackson Street for what was initially reported as an overdose.

Once there, police say it was clear the victim had been assaulted. 

During the investigation, police said evidence was recovered that led to a home on the 7500 block of Brunswick Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park. Deputy Chief Mark Bruley says detectives served a search warrant on that home and inside found evidence suggesting the victim had been assaulted by her domestic partner, inflicting injuries that led to her death. 

That man, a 42-year-old from Brooklyn Park, was arrested in St. Paul on Tuesday. He is currently being held in the Brooklyn Park jail. 

Investigators say they've interviewed multiple people who were inside the house Sunday afternoon when officials arrived on scene.

As of Tuesday, police have not announced any arrests but say they don't believe it was a random act.

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