Kanabec County Investigating Possible Homicide in Ogilvie

Press Release


The Kanabec County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance as it conducts a death investigation.


Deputies conducting a welfare check shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at a single-family residence in Ogilvie discovered a person deceased of obvious homicidal violence.


A person of interest has been taken into custody. Dustin Gene Tinklenberg, 42, has been booked into the Kanabec County Jail on probable cause 2nd degree murder.


The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office will identify the deceased once the preliminary autopsy formal identification and family notification have taken place.

The Kanabec County Sheriff's Office is asking people who live near and around Ogilvie to contact the sheriff's office if their security or Ring cameras recorded or if they saw unusual activity involving a single male between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. They are also asking homeowners to walk their properties and notify the sheriff's office if a hatchet or other sharp object is found abandoned on your property. Do not touch any found objects.


The investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing. Additional information will be released as the investigation progresses.


The Kanabec County Sheriff's office is being assisted in its investigation by the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office, Pine County Sheriff's Office, Itasca County Search and Rescue, East Central Violent Offender and Drug Task Force, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.


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