Deputies release identity of victim and murder suspect in Clearwater County stabbing

Christopher James Colgrove, 27, is facing a second degree murder charge
Christopher James Colgrove, 27, of rural Bagley.
Christopher James Colgrove, 27, of rural Bagley.(KVLY)
Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 8:07 AM CDT
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BAGLEY, MINN. (Valley News Live) - Update 1:03 p.m. - Clearwater County deputies are releasing the identities of the victim and murder suspect in a stabbing.

Dawn Louis Swenson, 53, of rural Bagley was killed by 27-year-old Christopher James Colgrove of rural Bagley, according to a media release by the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office.

Jail records showed Colgove was booked into jail on a second degree with intent and not premeditated murder charge.

Deputies said Colgove will be arraigned on Wednesday before a Clearwater County District Judge.


(Original - Tuesday) - Authorities in Clearwater County are investigating a murder that killed one woman and landed one person in jail.

The Sheriff’s Department say it was called for a medical emergency on Monday, Sept. 7 around 8:30 p.m. to a home in the 14000 block of 336th St. in Bagley, MN.

When officers arrived, they saw a person run to the neighboring house and they then heard a woman screaming.

Authorities saw the suspect and the woman fighting and say the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the woman.

She was rushed to the hospital but died from her injuries.

After stabbing the woman, authorities say the suspect ran into the woods. That prompted a long search and eventually they found the suspect and arrested that person.

The suspected murderer is expected to be charged with second degree murder.

No ones name is being released at this time.

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