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Search warrants reveal Monique Baugh murder may have involved hit on her boyfriend

Four people have already been charged in connection with the crime, but the warrants indicate there could be more people involved.

MINNEAPOLIS — New search warrants related to the kidnapping and murder of Minneapolis realtor and mother, Monique Baugh, reveal the crime may have involved a hit on Baugh's boyfriend. 

Four people have already been charged in connection with the crime, but the warrants indicate there could be more people involved. 

According to court records, Baugh was lured to a home in Maple Grove under the premise of a  home showing, then put into the back of a U-haul and later found shot multiple times in a North Minneapolis alley. 

Search warrants say a masked gunman also went into the home where Baugh's boyfriend and her two kids were staying and shot her boyfriend, injuring him. 

The search warrants filed by Minneapolis police say that Baugh's boyfriend told police the only person he could see being responsible for the crime was a former friend of his, identified in the warrant only by initials. 

According to the warrants, Baugh's boyfriend said he and that friend had a falling out about a record deal. 

Baugh's boyfriend also told investigators, according to the warrants, that he was recently on social media flashing a lot of money and that a lot of people think that he has "snitched" and may be after him.

The search warrants say investigators received information from two confidential informants that the friend had put a hit on Baugh's boyfriend. 

The warrants point to the alleged gunman as a man recently released from the United States Penitentiary McCreary in Kentucky. Court records say he was eligible to serve the rest of his sentence at Volunteers of America Residential Reentry Center in Minneapolis. The records say he was instructed to take a Greyhound bus from the federal prison in Kentucky to Minneapolis, but never made it.

Court records say police found him at a home in Mounds View, where search warrants say they found a 9mm gun in his bedroom. 

The person the search warrants point to as the gunman is back in federal custody on unrelated charges.

According to Minneapolis police, the other person, who the warrants claim put out the hit, is not in custody. 

So far, there are no formal charges in the Baugh murder case against either person. KARE 11 is not naming them because they are not charged.

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