Staged Motorcycle Accident Attempts to Cover Murder
The scene of an unfortunate motorcycle accident has become the set of staged murder the Pioneer Press reported Saturday.
Natasha Waalen, 28-year-old Anoka woman, was found lying dead in the street Friday morning near an overturned motorcycle on Tulip Street Northwest in Andover. Police said injuries on Waalen's body are not consistent with a motor bike accident and has led them to investigate the accident further.
Their investigation has led them to Waalen's boyfriend of eleven years and father of their four-year-old daughter. The Star Tribune reported Jeff Waalen was taken to the Anoka County Jail under suspicion of first-degree murder and his charge will be determined early next week.
"The neighborhood is buzzing. This sort of thing just doesn't happen. It's just very hard to take in," next-door neighbor Valorie Burke said in the Star Tribune.
The exact cause of Waalen's death has not been released and a possible motive for the murder has yet to be determined.