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Craigslist nanny ad ends in slaying of St. Olaf grad

A 24-year-old girl was found dead in the trunk of her car in Burnsville Friday night, according to the Star Tribune.

Katherine Olson answered a nannying ad placed on Craigslist by, who police believe to be, a 19-year-old Savage man. Olson was last seen by friends on Thursday morning before she went to Savage to meet "someone in savage about the (nannying) job."

The Savage man is being held in the Scott County jail pending charges, which could be filed as soon as Sunday.

Olson's body was found after the police tried to notify her that her purse had been found (a result of what they thought was theft) in a garbage can at Pacer Park. Her roommate said Olson had not been seen since Thursday morning and after further investigation they found a bloody towel at the site.

This is the first homicide in Savage since 2000.