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Man arrested after Park Rapids death

PARK RAPIDS - Authorities have identified a man arrested Tuesday in connection with a possible homicide in Park Rapids, Hubbard County Sheriff Gary Mills said.

Richard Derek Wright, 40, of Belleville, Mich., will remain in custody pending formal criminal charges, Mills said in a news release.

The sheriff's office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension executed a search warrant at 15920 Discovery Circle, where a woman was found dead early today.

A woman who found the victim in the living room was then confronted by a man. Officers responding to a 911 call at 3:42 a.m. found the man and woman struggling in the driveway and arrested the man.

The victim's name was being withheld pending notification of family. Her body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, the sheriff said.

The case remains under investigation.

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