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24-year-old woman murdered after responding to Craigslist ad

A 19-year-old Savage man is suspected in the homicide of a 24-year-old woman after she responded to an ad for a nanny job on Craigslist.
The suspect is being held in the Scott County jail on Saturday pending charges. While authorities did not release the suspect’s name, they said charges could be filed as soon as Sunday.
According to the Star Tribune, Katherine Ann Olson was found dead in the trunk of her car at a Burnsville park late Friday night. This came one day after she told her roommate she was going to meet a family who posted on the Web site.
The Pioneer Press provided more information about the murdered woman and the case. Olson was a 24-year-old Minneapolis resident.
The Press also said police were tipped off that Olson was missing after someone called officials at the Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve to report a purse in a garbage can in Pacer Park in Savage.
Olson’s roommate later called police to report that her roommate hadn’t been seen since 8 a.m. Thursday and that she had left the house to respond to a Craiglist ad.
Savage police Capt. David Muelken said in a press conference today that officers found a plastic bag containing a “significantly bloody towel? in a garbage can.
Hours after, a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter spotted Olson’s vehicle in the Bursnville park.
Muelken said it is unclear where Olson died, but that she was murdered.
The investigation is “focused? on the 19-year-old man being held in custody. He was arrested Friday night at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where he is an employee, Muelken said.
According to the Star Tribune, Olson attended high school at Park of Cottage Grove and graduated from St. Olaf College.

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