Double homicide suspect scheduled in court

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– After over six months since the crime, the Bemidji man accused of committing two homicides is scheduled to make his first court appearance later this morning.

Forty-five-year-old Darren Lloyd Stebe has been in Department of Corrections custody since early February.

The alleged homicides of the two men, 41-year-old Jason McDonough of Superior and 39-year-old Adam Thorpe of Maple Grove, were determined to have happened around the end of January.

Darren Stebe, 45. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Medical examiners determined the two died of homicidal violence and their remains were found in a burn pit at a residence off of Highway 89, where Stebe and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Kristi Trisco, were living at the time.

Trisco and another, 54-year-old Daniel Linde of Cass Lake, were charged with aiding an offender after the fact, and bail for each of them was set at $500,000.

Linde’s next court appearance is scheduled for this Monday, and will be a bail hearing. All three are currently in custody

Kristi Trisco, 31, Bemidji. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.
Daniel Linde, 54, Cass Lake. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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