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Mahnomen murders: Suspect described as trusted, generous -- Man lived in facility near victims' home

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A man held on suspicion of killing two elderly rural Mahnomen County, Minn., residents is being described as generous and trusted by others at a center for chemically dependent people where he lived.


Timothy James Thorson, 53, is being held in the Benton County Jail, booked at 5:09 a.m. Friday on suspicion of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and driving after cancellation inimical to public safety, show jail records requested by The Forum under open records statutes.

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