Tuesday - August 1, 2017 5:18 am

Manhunt ends with Mendota Heights murderer arrested

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Woman found dead from single gunshot to head. 

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Authorities in Minnesota say the man charged with killing a financial adviser in her office has been arrested.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Lucifer Nguyen was taken into custody late Monday night. The sheriff's office says he is being held at the Dakota County Jail.

Earlier Monday, prosecutors charged Nguyen with murder in connection with the death of 48-year-old Beverly Cory. Nguyen also faces charges of aggravated robbery, burglary and kidnapping. 

Prosecutors say Nguyen went into a house in the St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights on Saturday, brandished a gun at a woman and demanded cash. After crashing a car, he then ran into a senior living center.

Prosecutors say officers later got a report of what appeared to be blood seeping from underneath an office door in a nearby building. Officers found Cory dead inside.

An autopsy showed she died of a single gunshot to the head.

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