Suspect Arrested in Granite Falls, MN Double Homicide

By KBJR News 1

Suspect Arrested in Granite Falls, MN Double Homicide

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM CST

Olivia, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A suspect has been arrested in a double homicide which took place in Granite Falls earlier this month.

Andrew Joseph Dikken was taken into custody at the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.

Dikken was being sought in the September 2nd shooting deaths of Kara Ann Monson, 26, of Granite Falls and Christopher Allen Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls.

Dikken was brought to the Sheriff’s Office by family members who have been cooperating with the investigation and related search for Dikken over the past two weeks.

Dikken was transported to the Yellow Medicine County Jail in Granite Falls, Minn., where he will be held pending arraignment in Yellow Medicine County District Court.

The Granite Falls Police Department is continuing their investigation into the homicides. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in this active and ongoing investigation.

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