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Murder Suspect in Custody

Post Date:07/27/2021 4:05 pm

At approximately 3:15 pm today, Oscar Ortiz, age 25, was taken into custody without incident due to a successful day-long investigation. Ortiz was located under a stairwell of an apartment building in the 500 block of 32 Avenue South. A handgun was also recovered in the area. Ortiz will be held at the Clay County jail pending extradition for charges in North Dakota.

The Moorhead Police Department worked collaboratively during this investigation with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and Homeland Security.

Further details are not available, and additional questions should be directed to the investigating North Dakota law enforcement agencies.


Capt. Deric Swenson, 218.299.5186

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