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UPDATE TUESDAY: Relationship ends in murder-suicide

On Friday, April 20, responding to a tip from the public, Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigators found David Dewain Everett, 51, dead in Love's vehicle parked in a garage at Westside Storage in Osakis. Photo by Amy Chaffins.1 / 2
The body of Sharon Christina Love, 38, was found in her Alexandria home Thursday. Love's vehicle was missing and David Dewain Everett, 51, of Osakis was last seen leaving her home Wednesday in her car. Photo by Amy Chaffins.2 / 2

The investigation continues into a murder-suicide that happened last week in Alexandria.

Sharon Christina Love, 38, was found dead last Thursday in her home located at 1005 Eckert Street, just west of Alexandria.

Love's landlord discovered her body around 3:30 p.m. and told authorities it appeared as though the woman had died of unnatural or suspicious causes.

While the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the murder scene Friday, they asked for the public's help in locating David Dewain Everett, 51, of Osakis.

Love and Everett were reportedly in a relationship and going through a break up.

Everett was last seen leaving Love's home around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 driving her vehicle.

Then, just after noon on Friday, DCSO investigators received a tip from the public that led them to discover Everett dead in Love's car, parked inside a storage unit at Westside Storage in Osakis. Authorities reported that he had committed suicide in the garage.

According to Douglas County Sheriff's Office Investigator Dave Ahlquist, the couple was living together before the break up and Everett returned to Love's apartment April 18 to pick up some of his belongings.

During the meeting, Love was attacked and killed in her apartment, Ahlquist reported.

Love's funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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