Aitkin County Man Charged in Strangulation of Missing Woman From Outing

Aitkin County Man Charged in Strangulation of Missing Woman From Outing Click to Enlarge

(MNN) An Aitkin County man is now charged in the killing of a missing woman whose body was found on his property.

Thirty-four-year-old Joshua Karjala of Swatara was arraigned Thursday for the second-degree murder and strangulation of 35-year-old Michelle Mae of Outing.

Karjala was arrested on a probation violation after authorities found Mae's vehicle, and her remains were discovered ten days later in the crawl space under his house.

The criminal complaint says Karjala told a nurse at the jail that he "choked the girl" and had been using methamphetamine laced with ecstasy. His bail was set at five-million dollars.


(via MNN)

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