Searles Man Held in Investigation of Wife’s Death


(KEYC/Searles, MN) A man is in custody after a woman’s body was found in her home in Searles.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the home on Sperl Avenue around 11:45am Thursday.

Deputies were met at the scene by Duane Arden Johnson who told them his wife was deceased and was inside the residence.

Authorities found the body of 69-year-old Debra Lynn Johnson.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the scene and are considering the case a suspicious death.

The body of Debra Lynn Johnson has been taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will take place to determine the cause and manner of death.

Duane Arden Johnson was arrested without incident and is being held in the Brown County Jail on charges of Criminal Neglect.


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