Warrant for Oklee man suggests jealousy was factor in wife’s murder

An Oklee man has been on the run for nearly a month after the homicide of his wife.

Lissette Reinbold, the state’s 15th confirmed victim of intimate partner homicide this year, was found in her driveway by her children the morning of July 9.

Lissette, 34, had four children.

She had several stab wounds and the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

According to a warrant filed Friday in Pennington County court, exchanges found on 44-year-old Erik Reinbold’s cell phone suggest the motive was jealousy.

The complaint said the exchanges showed relationship tension dated back as far as March 2021, with Reinbold demanding sex, claiming ownership of a “certain part of L.R.’s body,” accusing Lissette of being unfaithful and financial issues.

In 2015, Reinbold was convicted of domestic assault against Lissette for ramming his vehicle into hers while two children were inside.

The complaint said he attempted to prevent her from escaping and was brandishing a handgun.

In 2018, Reinbold was convicted for possessing pipe bombs, a federal offense, and is still on probation after his release from prison on that charge.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Reinbold.

 


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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