Man suspected of killing woman and baby arrested

A man suspected of killing a woman and her 18-month-old baby on the Fond du Lac reservation has been apprehended.

According to numerous reports, 33-year-old Sheldon James Thompson of Cloquet was arrested last night and taken into custody after a medical check up for temperature-related issues.

Thompson was found in a heavily wooded area in rural Cloquet.

No additional information is yet available, but Thompson is believed to have had relationships with the 27-year-old woman and her 18-month-old baby boy.


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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