The Garrison woman wanted for questioning in the death of her husband Saturday in Remer is now being held in the Crow Wing County Jail on probable cause of felony criminal vehicular homicide.
Wendall Abraham, 64, was found deceased a distance away from his rural Remer home before noon Saturday. Preliminary autopsy results determined the cause of Abraham's death to be from traumatic chest injuries.
A Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension Crime Alert was issued state-wide to locate Wendall's wife, Helene Mitchell-Abraham, 60. Cass County authorities wanted to question her about her husband's death.
Mitchell-Abraham was located Tuesday in Mankato. Mankato Public Safety Commander Pam Hermanson said police officers received an anonymous tip that Mitchell-Abraham was in the city, located her at 10:09 a.m. in her vehicle on the 400 block of Holly Lane and took her into custody without incident.
Hermanson said Mitchell-Abraham had family in the Mankato area.
Cass County Sheriff's deputies transported Mitchell-Abraham from Mankato to Brainerd Tuesday night and she is being held in the Crow Wing County Jail pending formal charges in Cass County District Court.
Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher said Mitchell-Abraham admitted to officers that she was driving the vehicle when Abraham was struck. Fisher wouldn't comment on whether it was believed Mitchell-Abraham intended to hit her husband.
The Cass County Attorney's office said criminal charges could be filed against Mitchell-Abraham on Thursday.
MATT ERICKSON may be reached at email@example.com or 855-5857.
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