DULUTH, Minn. Burnt items in a fire pit, which eventually led investigators to a shallow grave in northern Minnesota with the wrapped and bound body of a missing Indiana woman, according to a murder charge against the boyfriend of the woman.
Daniel Lynn, 40, South Bend, Indiana, is charged in Minnesota with second-degree murder in the death of Christina Woods, 28, also of South Bend. Bail for Lynn, was set at $1 million, Wednesday, and Lynn remained in the prison.
Woods’ remains were discovered July 2 on property owned by a member of the family of the Lynn’s in the vicinity of Kok, about 100 miles (161 km) north of Duluth.
According to the complaint, Woods’ stepfather, received a text message from her telephone on June 13, saying that she was in trouble and had to be picked up. Two hours later, he got a text from the same number says the Forest was fine.
The phone records showed the Forest was in the Eveleth, Minnesota, area around June 12. When the authorities checked Lynn’s house, they found the lawn was freshly mowed and saw bleach and other cleaning products.
Lynn told investigators he was with his family in the property of the last month open the cabin for the rest of his family, but refused to know which Forest it was, or anything to do with her disappearance. The researchers found a fire pit on the property that included metal buttons of jeans and a necklace. Woods’ body was found, wrapped and bound, in a fresh grave.
On 3 July, s Crime Stoppers tip to law enforcement in Indiana said Lynn and his wife were packing to leave the area, and that Lynn had said he had killed someone, but that the body would not, according to the complaint. Lynn’s wife told investigators that her husband had strangled the Woods and that she saw it, the complaint said.
Lynn was captured last Friday in a campsite near Edwardsburg, Michigan. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.