2nd Person Charged in Connection With Lake Superior Body
GRAND PORTAGE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a second person in connection with the death of a St. Paul man whose dismembered remains were found in Lake Superior.
Thirty-one-year-old Tommi Lynn Hintz of Duluth was booked into the St. Louis County jail on a charge of being an accomplice to felony murder and concealing Richard Balsimo's body.
Robert West of Duluth was charged in July with aiding an offender and interfering with a dead body.
According to court documents, Hintz said she overheard West tell a fisherman in June he had some of his grandmother's valuables he wanted to dump in Lake Superior.
The next day she heard West say that a man had shot Balsimo and his body had been chopped up.