St. Louis County Homicide Suspect Charged With Second Degree Murder

Ryan Juntti
Updated: July 18, 2018 10:38 PM

An Indiana man has been charged with second degree murder for the death of a woman in northern St. Louis County. 

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The body of Christina Marie Woods was discovered in Cook back on July 2. 

The suspect, Daniel Lynn was arrested last Friday in southwestern Michigan.

Authorities say Lynn was the boyfriend of Woods and that Woods had been the victim in several reports of violence between the two.

Lynn allegedly admitted to knowing Woods, but not where she was or having anything to do with her disappearance.

Authorities say Lynn's family owned an 80 acre property in Cook. The criminal complaint says investigators searched the property, and found the body of Woods in a gravesite.

Lynn allegedly admitted he had been at the property, but claimed he was only there to open the cabin for the rest of the family.

According to the complaint, during an interview, Lynn's wife, Brooke admitted Lynn had strangled Woods, and that she had witnessed it.

Daniel Lynn was eventually located from a crime stoppers tip phoned into law enforcement in Indiana.

The tipster said that Lynn and his wife were packing to leave the area.

Prosecutors say the tipster told police that Lynn admitted that he had killed someone, but that the body would not be located.

Lynn is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail. His bail is set at $1,000,000.


Ryan Juntti

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