Thief River Falls, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in northern Minnesota have arrested a man suspected of committing a murder earlier this week. 

KROC-AM logo
Get our free mobile app

A news release from the Thief River Falls Police Department says officers and deputies from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a man found dead due to “homicidal violence.” The body of Steven Opdahl of Oklee was found at Digi Key Corporation in Thief River Falls. 


The news release says authorities arrested 32-year-old Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera in connection with the reported homicide. He was booked into the Pennington County Jail Wednesday on suspicion of 2nd-degree murder. 

The Minnesota BCA is assisting  Pennington County authorities with the murder investigation. 

Officials say there is no threat to the public and that more information will be released at a later time.

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

More From KROC-AM