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Arrest made in murder/dismemberment of Minnesota woman


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Riverside police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the killing of a Minnesota woman, whose dismembered remains were found scattered inside plastic bags alongside railroad tracks on April 27.

On Tuesday, Riverside resident Christopher Marcus Brown was arrested in connection with the slaying of Jamie Lea Harmer, 32, a transient, Riverside Police Department Sgt. David Amador wrote in a press release.

Harmer’s last permanent address was in Thief River Falls, Minn. She had been in Riverside since early March.

Police had said last month they believed Harmer had fallen victim to foul play and asked for the public’s help, but they did not provide details about how she was found — scattered on a set of railroad tracks, just off Panorama Road near Highway 91 — until Wednesday. A resident had called police about what he thought was a body or dead animal near the tracks.