Two charged with fatally beating pregnant woman whose body was found in Uptown
Victim's body found in Uptown in burning trailer
November 17, 2021
Two people, one of them a convicted sex offender, were charged Tuesday in the beating death of a pregnant woman whose identity was unknown when her body was discovered last week in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood.
Shannon Michael Benson, 42, of Minneapolis, and Jade M. Rissell, 27, of Elk River, each were charged in Hennepin County District Court in connection with the death of the woman, whose body was found Nov. 8 in a travel trailer parked in the 3500 block of Hennepin Avenue.
Both were jailed Sunday night by Minneapolis police on $1 million each and scheduled to appear Wednesday in court. Records do not list an attorney for either of them.