UPDATE: Police Confident Body Is Missing Redby Woman, 2 Men Arrested
BEMIDJI (AP) - Police say two Bemidji men have been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the disappearance of a Redby woman.
Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin on Thursday said the 40-year-old and 31-year-old were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder.
And he says he's confident that the body exhumed from a "shallow clandestine grave" northwest of Bemidji on Wednesday is that of Rose Downwind. The 32-year-old was last seen leaving a Bemidji residence Oct. 21 and was the subject of extensive searches.
Mastin says he's waiting for the Ramsey County medical examiner's office to complete an autopsy and officially identify the body. But he says he expects the suspects to be formally charged and appear in court Friday.
Downwind is the granddaughter of American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks.