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Maple Grove police: Death toll in family now 3 from beating by mentally ill man with wrench


David R. Ekers

Three family members are now reported to have died from beatings allegedly inflicted by a mentally ill man with a wrench in a Maple Grove home, police said Wednesday.

Eleanor D. Ekers, 34, suffered head injuries on July 8 and died two weeks later, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.

Also subjected to fatal blows to the head in the home in the 16500 block of N. 82nd Avenue was Darlene J. Broste, 86, of Worthington, Minn. Broste died early the next morning.


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