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MN MN - Susan Spiller, 68, Minneapolis, 16 July 2015

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Always Amazed, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Always Amazed

    Always Amazed Member

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    Murder of Minneapolis activist still a mystery 5 months later

    http://www.fox9.com/news/57805668-story

    "It has been five months since beloved north Minneapolis artist and community watchdog Susan Spiller was violently killed in her home, and Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson will be the first to tell you the community has been on-edge ever since."
     
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  2. Always Amazed

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    I never read this article before.

    "The crime was shocking in both its brutality and seeming randomness."

    "Police briefly considered a teenager with a long history of run-ins with the law as a likely suspect, but he was never questioned, according to a police official."

    "Police also questioned a neighbor, with whom Spiller had apparently had an altercation shortly before her death that left her shaken and fearful."

    http://www.startribune.com/4-months...-slaying-of-activist-susan-spiller/347371011/
     
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  4. NE girl

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    Her son did not "find" her. Susan is what I would consider part of my extended family. There are a lot of questions I have and am getting nowhere. Anyone out there can help?? Would be great.
     
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  5. Always Amazed

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    Have you contacted MPD or Crimestoppers at all? I had a possible theory and I was able to file it anonymously online. Supposedly that is what they are looking for, any kind of tips. You never know when you might have an idea or one tiny bit of information that helps the MPD put together what happened.
     
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  6. Always Amazed

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    Also Welcome to You NE girl and thank you for caring about Susan.
     
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    Susan Spiller Cold Case: One Year Later Police and Friends Still Asking for Help

    http://kstp.com/news/susan-spiller-cold-case-one-year-later-murder-north-minneapolis-violent-crime-no-arrest/4203240/

     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    From July:

    2015 killing of Susan Spiller remains a mystery

    http://www.kare11.com/news/2015-killing-of-susan-spiller-remains-a-mystery/460856846

     
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  9. NE girl

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    I have a child with her son. I would like to say I hope he is a poi.
     
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    Jennifer17 Former Member

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    Can you elaborate on that? Do you have a reason to think that her son would brutally murder his mother?
     
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    I don't know how much to post on here. I talk to Susan's brother and sister in law frequently. Do you know susan? I would like to share a lot but don't know what is too much. One way to take it my son has not spoken or seen his dad since the funeral. We talked about it today. I'd love to speak with someone who knew Susan close about a lot of things. I'm appalled at mn police dept. If you are a friend of hers if we could meet?
     
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  12. zencompass

    zencompass May today be the day. Justice for Abby and Libby.

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    Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of this wonderful woman who cared so much about others.

    I hope that soon Susan's family and friends have answers.

    Very sorry to hear about this horrible tragedy.
     
  13. Always Amazed

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    NE girl - I think about Susan a lot. I hadn't seen these 2018 posts because I haven't been on Websleuths much. Have you thought about contacting the new Mpls Chief of Police? I never was a friend of Susan's, but I don't know anyone else connected so if you want to talk to me, I would like to help you if I can.
     
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    I would love to meet and talk to you. If you can, I will try and send a private message with my #.
     
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    Minneapolis Police Department just held a short press conference. No information can be released as the suspect was a juvenile at the time of the murder. They have to have some court proceedings first.
     
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    "For several years, the boy had lived next to Susan Spiller in north Minneapolis’ Lind-Bohanon neighborhood. His sister used to walk Spiller’s beloved greyhound when she wasn’t home. Spiller and the then-14-year-old boy would chat occasionally as she worked in her front yard. Their apparent closeness made his arrest last week in the 2015 slaying of the well-loved community activist all the more shocking.

    Police still haven’t said what motivated the suspect, now 18, to allegedly break into Spiller’s small wood-frame home sometime on the morning of July 16, 2015, and kill her before disappearing...

    Because he was younger than 18 at the time of the incident, the case is being heard in juvenile court, where hearings are closed to the public and media. But prosecutors have signaled they will try to have him certified as an adult. No timetable has been given for a decision in the matter...

    Then, police caught a break when, on June 12, the teen was arrested in an incident in which he allegedly pulled a gun on someone in the area of N. 41st and Bryant avenues. Officers found him at a nearby gas station, carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, according to court records. The records show he was eventually charged with making terroristic threats, a felony offense that required him to provide fingerprints, which were run through a statewide database. Police say a match came back for prints left behind at Spiller’s home, tying him to the slaying.

    They did not say whether any DNA evidence was found at the scene."
    Questions of motive persist in 2015 slaying of Minneapolis activist
     
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