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Woman Likely Killed for her Car

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Carlton County prosecutors have charged two people with killing a woman for her car and cell phone and accuse two others of trying to help hide the murder.
    
Cristyna Watson had been missing for nearly a month before her body was found in a swampy wooded area near Cloquet on October 4th.
    
Twenty-two-year-old Michael Siewert and a 17-year-old Duluth boy are charged with intentional second-degree murder. Twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Peterson and 56-year-old Clifford Thompson, both of Cloquet, are charged with aiding an offender. They're accused of helping cover up the crime.
    
Court documents say the teen told investigators he saw Siewert strike Watson in the head with a hammer and then helped Siewert kill her by strangling her.

Original Story

A Duluth man in custody on another charge is likely to be charged in the death of a woman whose body was found on the Fond du Lac Reservation.
    
The Ramsey County medical examiner identified the woman Friday, a day after her body was found. The examiner says that 25-year-old Cristyna Leah Watson of Floodwood died of "homicidal violence." Her family hadn't seen her since early September and she was subject of a missing persons' bulletin.
    
The Cloquet Police Chief said a is man being held in the Carlton County Jail for the August non-fatal shooting of another man is also likely to be charged in Watson's death. Police Chief Wade Lamirande is not saying how Watson died except to say she was not shot.

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