HAWLEY (AP) -- Law enforcement officers are searching a landfill in western Minnesota in connection with a dismemberment slaying.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ethan Broad was charged this week in Clay County with second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony.

According to a criminal complaint, Broad killed 19-year-old Dystynee Avery, cut up her body with a saw, put the remains into garbage bags and dumped them in bins near his apartment.

Broad told police he killed and dismembered Avery in self-defense. Moorhead Police Capt. Deric Swenson says local and state officers are searching for evidence at the landfill near Hawley. But, the authorities were not more specific.

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