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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2021
Search Continues for Suspect in Pennington County Homicide
Residents asked to check properties for signs of homicide suspect

​ST. PAUL — Investigators from more than a dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies continue to search for Eric James Reinbold, the primary suspect in the July 9 murder of his wife, Lissette Reinbold, 34, of Oklee, Minn. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Lissette Reinbold died of homicidal violence. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are leading the investigation of her death.

Eric Reinbold, 44, is 5’7,” 175 pounds and is balding with sandy brown hair. Investigators believe he fled on foot but may have obtained a vehicle. Investigators are asking people in Pennington and surrounding counties to check their properties for any missing vehicles or signs that someone has been on their property or in their outbuildings.

Reinbold should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach. Anyone with information on Reinbold’s whereabouts is urged to call 911, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 218-681-6161 or the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED.

Reinbold is also being sought for violating the terms of his release from federal prison. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information leading to his arrest.

Here are two images of Reinbold:

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and BCA are assisted in the investigation by:


  • Becker County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • FBI
  • Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement
  • Minnesota State Patrol
  • Mississippi Headwaters Task Force
  • Pine-To-Prairie Task Force
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office
  • Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Thief River Falls Police Department
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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