A woman was founded beheaded on a Minnesota sidewalk by police responding to calls of a stabbing incident on Wednesday.
America Mafalda Thayer, 55, was found with stab wounds at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street in Shakopee around 2.31pm on Wednesday, the Shakopee Police Department said in a news release.
Cops discovered Thayer’s body lying next to a car – with her head nearby, according to a search warrant obtained by KMSP.
Alexis Saborit, 42, who was reportedly in a rocky relationship with Thayer, was arrested in connection with her killing. He is being held in the Scott County Jail while a second-degree murder charge is pending, according to the jail’s inmate roster.
A woman was founded beheaded on a Minnesota sidewalk by police responding to calls of a stabbing incident on Wednesday
America Mafalda Thayer, 55, was found with her head lying next to her body. Alexis Saborit, 42, has been arrested and a second-degree murder charge is pending
Police scanner traffic showed that Saborit allegedly dropped a knife while fleeing the scene, MN Crime reported.
Saborit was spotted by police walking near Shenandoah Drive and 4th Avenue where cops arrested him without incident around 3.20pm, the outlet reported.
Cops later reportedly found the sheath for a large knife in a nearby yard and the knife in a trash can in a nearby alley, KMSP reported.
Thayer reportedly worked at Dollar Tree and MyPillow, her coworkers told KMSP.
Her coworkers said she had been in a long-term relationship with Saborit, and alleged that domestic violence had been a ‘consistent problem’ with the couple.
In 2017, Saborit was convicted of domestic assault in Carver County, WCCO noted.
The crime scene was processed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, cops said.
‘The department would also like to extend its condolences to the family of the victim,’ cops said.
Neighbors told KMSP that they were stunned by the daytime beheading.
‘I have no words for it. Just scary. I just feel very sorry for the families,’ said neighbor Jessica Sondrol.
Cops found Thayer’s body lying next to a car – with her head lying next to the body, according to a search warrant obtained by KMSP
Saborit was spotted by police walking near Shenandoah Drive and 4th Avenue where cops arrested him without incident around 3:20 p.m.
Neighbors said that they were stunned by the daytime beheading
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Shakopee Police Department for more information and additional comment.
The shocking beheading came after another woman was found beheaded in her burning apartment in Indiana on Monday.
Cops later allegedly found her head in a suitcase and ‘human digits’ – such as fingers and toes – inside a plastic container at the home of suspect Brian Williams, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by WDRB.
Williams, 36, has been charged with murder, arson and misdemeanor theft in connection with the death of 67-year-old Melody Gambetty.
Police said they do not believe Williams knew Gambetty and that the murder might have happened as the result of burglary attempt or home invasion, WDRB reported.
Williams was ordered to be held without bond on Wednesday during his initial hearing in Clark County Circuit Court, during which a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.