Man found dead at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls; murder investigation ongoing
Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera is in custody on a second-degree intentional murder (not premeditated) charge. The name of the deceased has not been released.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A man was found dead at Digi-Key Corporation in Thief River Falls on Tuesday night, May 9, and a homicide investigation has begun.
The Thief River Falls Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff's Office responded to Digi-Key Corporation at 701 Brooks Ave. S. at 10:12 p.m., according to a news release from the department.
A man was found dead due to "homicidal violence," the release said.
Jorge Luis Benitez-Estremera is in custody on a second-degree intentional murder (not premeditated) charge.
The name of the deceased will not be released until the family has been notified, the release said.
According to a statement from Digi-Key, Benitez-Estremera has never worked at Digi-Key in any capacity.
"He also never sought, nor gained access into our facility," the statement said.
The man who died was a Digi-Key employee.
"We express our deepest condolences to the impacted family and colleagues. We are providing access to counseling for Digi-Key team members who are affected by the situation," the statement said.
The Thief River Falls Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the incident.
According to the press release, there is no threat to the public. More information will be released as it becomes available.