Columbus Woman Charged with 2nd Degree Murder

Created: 04/08/2013 3:34 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A 34-year-old Columbus woman was charged with second-degree intentional murder for the death of a Vadnais Heights man found in Columbus last week.  

The Anoka County Attorney’s Office says 34-year-old Nou Zong Lee has been charged with killing 50-year-old Doua Yang.

Deputies were called around 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, after Yang’s body was found near a vehicle in a cul-de-sac of Zodiac Street Northeast. Officials say he was dead and that foul play is suspected, but his cause of death has not yet been released.

Yang has no known association with the neighborhood in Columbus, police say.

Lee’s bail has been set at $100,000. If convicted, she faces up to 40 years in prison.

The case is considered a murder investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 763-427-1212.