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Gunshot Death Being Investigated In Brewster

UPDATE — The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office reports that the Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the woman who died early yesterday morning in her Brewster home. The medical examiner says that 40-year-old Janette Krista Pigman-Kruse of 652 Second Avenue in Brewster died as a result of homicide due to a gunshot wound.

The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the circumstances surrounding Pigman-Kruse’s death.

There have been no arrests and no one is in custody at this time, according to the sheriff’s office.

Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening says that it is an active and ongoing investigation. While there does not appear to be any threat to the public at this time, he says it is always a good idea to remain vigilant and contact law enforcement about any suspicious activity.

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Brewster, Minnesota — An investigation into a gunshot death is underway in Brewster, Minnesota.

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The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office reports that their deputies and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Brewster woman.

The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office says that about 2:40 AM, early on Wednesday morning, August 19th, deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a woman had been shot at a home in the 600 block of Second Avenue in Brewster.

Inside the home investigators found the body of a 40-year-old female who was the victim of an apparent gunshot wound. Two other individuals inside of the home at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Authorities report that the woman’s body is being taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and formal identification. That process was not expected to be completed on Wednesday.

They say the investigation is in its very early stages, but that there does not appear to be any threat to the public at this time.

The Brewster Fire and Rescue Department and the Worthington Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

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