Third suspect in double homicide case appears in court

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– The third suspect involved in a double homicide made her first court appearance yesterday.

According to court records, 31-year-old Kristi Trisco of Bemidji is facing two counts of aiding an offender after the fact, as an accessory to murder.

Kristi Trisco, 31, Bemidji. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.

The criminal complaints associated with this case accuse Trisco of knowing about the homicides of two men, Jason McDonough and Adam Thorpe, who died around Jan. 28.

Their remains were found in a burn pit on the Highway 89 property where Trisco and her boyfriend, 45-year-old Darren Stebe, lived.

Stebe is believed to have committed the homicides and is facing two counts of second degree murder.

Trisco is currently in Beltrami County custody, and bail has been set unconditionally at $500,000.

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


Stebe is currently in Department of Corrections custody and is scheduled to appear in court next Friday.

The other accused person, 54-year-old Daniel B. Linde is scheduled to appear in court this Friday.

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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