Jury finds Rossbach guilty
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of helping Rose Downwind’s killer burn and bury her body was found guilty of aiding an offender Tuesday after three hours of jury deliberation.
Brandon Rossbach, 32, was arrested Dec. 9 after Marchello Cimmarusti confessed to killing Downwind, 31, of Redby -- his former girlfriend. In his confession, his guilty plea to second-degree murder and while testifying during Rossbach’s trial, Cimmarusti said Rossbach and another man, Christopher Davis, helped him transport Downwind’s body to a location outside of Bemidji where they burned and buried it.
Davis pleaded guilty to aiding an offender -- the same charge as Rossbach -- in July.