Motorcycle Accident May Have Been Murder; Victim's Boyfriend Arrested
Police arrested a 33-year-old man after his girlfriend, 28, died in a motorcycle accident they believe he may have staged, reported The St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Police found Natasha Waalen of Anoka, lying in the street along the 16800 block of Tulip Street Northwest in Andover near her motorcycle.
"There are multiple factors that are not consistent with a motor vehicle accident," said a statement from the Anoka County sheriff's office. The statement mentioned the nature of Waalen' s wounds but did not elaborate on the cause of her death.
The suspect, Ryan Boland, lived with Waalen and their 4-year-old daughter and had known the victim for 10 years.
Waalen's dad, Jeff, said he cannot make sense of both his daughter's death and Boland's arrest, reported The Star Tribune.
"They're barking up the wrong tree" he said, referring to Boland's arrest. Jeff Waalen said he thinks police should investigate the man who threatened to kill his daughter over a potential lawsuit instead.