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Andover death more than accident, suspect arrested

A 33-year-old man is in custody in connection with the death of Natasha Waalen, 28, the Pioneer Press reported.

When Waalen's body was found near a motorcycle early Friday morning in Andover it appeared she had been in a motorcycle accident. The details have since then not been adding up.

"There are multiple factors that are not consistent with a motor vehicle accident," a statement from the Anoka County Sherriff's Office said.

Ryan Boland has been arrested on suspicion of Waalen's murder. Boland was Waalen's long-term boyfriend, and the father of her 4-year-old daughter, the Star Tribune reported.

"It's hard to accept is about the only thing I can say," Natasha Waalen's father, Jeff, told the Star Tribune. "It would be easier for me to believe something else than thinking it was the guy she had known for 10 years."

The investigation remains ongoing, and it is not yet known how Waalen died.

Charges for the investigation are still pending. Boland is being held at the Anoka County Jail.