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Hacksaw, Gun, Bleach Confiscated in Dodge Center Wife Homicide Case

Posted at: 01/18/2013 11:41 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Search warrants say a hacksaw, reciprocating saw, bleach and pistol are among 33 items collected by police investigating a dismemberment homicide case in Ramsey County.
 
An affidavit filed in Ramsey County District Court this week says the 34-year-old defendant, Steven Roger Johnson, told investigators they would find the gun he used to shoot Manya Jewel Johnson in their basement.   She formerly lived in Dodge Center and was a Triton High School graduate.
 
A criminal complaint says Johnson told police he shot his 32-year-old wife in the head, dismembered her body and placed her remains in plastic bins which he stored in a friend's garage in the St. Paul suburb of White Bear Lake.
 
Court documents which say Johnson told police he went to Menards to buy bleach, storage tubs and a better saw to use in the dismemberment.
 
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