America Mafalda Thayer, 55, was found dead as police responded to reports of a stabbing in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA, and Alexis Saborit, 42, was quickly apprehended on suspicion of murder in the second degree.
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America Mafalda Thayer, 55, was found dead as police responded to reports of a stabbing in Shakopee, Minnesota, United States.
Police found a knife in a trash can in an area alley while a sheath for a large blade was also found in a nearby yard, according to reports.
A male suspect reportedly fled on foot but was caught by police a kilometer and a half away.
Alexis Saborit, 42, was quickly apprehended on suspicion of second degree murder and is being held in Scott County Jail awaiting charges, according to a police press release.
Detectives said “investigators believe the suspect knew the victim and it was not a random act.”
Reports say the couple had a long-term relationship.
The incident took place in what has been described as a quiet residential area.
A shocked neighbor told Fox 9 KMSP: “I have no words for this, it’s scary. ”
She added: “It’s too close to home. “
Another neighbor said: “I’m not going to see that beautiful smile I see every day again. “
America was described by her co-workers as a bubbly person who loved everyone she met.
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A Shakopee Police statement read: “On July 28, 2021, at approximately 2:31 pm, the Shakopee Police Department responded to a report of a knife incident at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street.
“Shakopee’s agents found America Mafalda Thayer of Shakopee, 55, on the sidewalk with stab wounds.
“She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers quickly apprehended Alexis Saborit, 42, of Shakopee, on suspicion of second degree murder. He is being held at Scott County Jail pending charge.
“At this point, investigators believe the suspect knew the victim and it was not a random act. “
Police forces investigating the death added, “The Shakopee Police Department also wishes to express its gratitude to the agencies that responded to assist with the incident.
“The department also wishes to offer its condolences to the family of the victim. “
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400.