UPDATE: After two-month investigation, man charged with brutal murder of Grand Forks man
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: More than two months after a Grand Forks man was found dead and officers suspected foul play, a man is being charged for the fatal stabbing.
39-year-old Kindi Jalloh is charged with intentional murder, a AA felony, as tampering with physical evidence in the case.
Grand Forks Police were called for an unresponsive man on May 24 in the 1200 block of N. 39th St. That’s where officers say they found 67-year-old Douglas Elgert who appeared to not die from natural causes.
Early court documents stated Jalloh was at the scene and admitted to investigators that he threw away ‘crucial’ evidence because ‘he was scared of getting into trouble.’ Jalloh was arrested on the tampering charge, but later bailed out of jail and has remained out while investigators have been quietly putting the case against him together.
Newly filed court documents now list those ‘crucial’ pieces of evidence found at the scene which Jalloh’s bloody shoes, as well as a vodka bottle and receipt with blood on them. Officers later found the knife used to kill Elgert inside of his home.
Court documents say Elgert was stabbed multiple times, as well as suffering a broken nose, neck and skull.
On July 28, documents say DNA results from the FBI’s crime lab finally came back, where Jalloh’s fingerprints were found on the knife handle, and Elgert’s DNA was found on Jalloh’s shirt, his bloody shoe, the vodka bottle and the knife.
It’s unclear how the men knew each other or what lead up to the stabbing. If convicted, Jalloh faces the rest of his life in prison.
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