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Skull Found in Minnesota

By: Mandy Grosser
By: Mandy Grosser

A discovery by a hunter in Minnesota has provided further information in the killing of a man whose remains were found in Chippewa County three years ago.
Authorities say the hunter came across a human skull near Willow River, Minnesota, last month and called authorities.
Dental x-rays now have shown it was that of 20-year-old Bobbie Dee Holder from St. Paul, Minnesota.
He vanished in July of 2001, and his torso was found two days later in a field in Chippewa County.
The death resulted in a second-degree murder conviction and prison term for Tina Leja of Holcombe.
She testified she and a man buried the torso on family property in Holcombe and dumped the head and limbs in a remote area between Duluth, Minnesota, and the Twin Cities.
Three others also were convicted for their roles in the death, and one of them is serving life for first-degree murder


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