ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Rochester Police Department is investigating two deaths at Olympik Village Apartments. A 23-year-old woman and her 2-year-old daughter were found dead. Police are actively investigating the incident as homicide.
Family members of the pair had not heard from the woman for a few days, so they checked on the apartment on Sunday, September 13 to see if they were okay. They discovered the deceased 2-year-old. The family contacted police at approximately 1:40 p.m. When officers responded to Olympik Village Apartments on 31st St. NE., they found the woman and her child dead.
It appears the victims died of trauma. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will perform autopsies to determine the cause of their deaths.
At this time, the person(s) responsible for this incident has not been arrested. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact Investigator Caban at 507-328-6928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Right now, we all are hurting. You know, we lost a baby and a mother. You know, we don't get this in Rochester. The family is hurting. We need Rochester to pray that whoever did this tragedy turns themselves in," says Crystal Smith.