Aitkin County Man Charged in Strangulation of Missing Woman From Outing
James Allen | Nov 8, 2019 AT 5:32 am
(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.