The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report revealed Monday that Cheyenne Clough, who died this week of injuries sustained last week in a brutal assault at a Wright County park, was shot and left to die.
The HCME report ruled Clough, 19, died of a “homicide,” and that she was shot “multiple times.”
Meanwhile, five people are now in police custody in relation to the case and ensuing investigation. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported over the weekend that two of the main suspects were apprehended near the Canadian border, in International Falls. Another man was apprehended in Staples. Two suspects harboring the persons of interest in International Falls have also been taken into custody in relationships to what is now a murder investigation.
Here’s the latest from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office:
Five individuals are currently in custody at the Wright County Jail in connection with the murder of Cheyenne Clough. They are as follows:
Callie Lynn Anderson, age 19 of Delano
Shawn Tyler Benson, age 21 of Maple Lake
Natasha Leanne Brandenburger, age 33 of Buffalo
Justin Michael Jensen, age 28 of Maple Lake
Edward Victor Zelko, age 26 of Buffalo
The Wright County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for potential charges and anticipates bringing the defendants to court on Wednesday.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the case and is asking the public’s assistance in providing information as to the whereabouts and activities of the five mentioned parties from the evening of Tuesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 5. Investigators are also still looking for a 2008 Honda Accord sedan, described as being white/cream in color, having dual exhaust, tinted windows, sunroof, and displaying Minnesota license plate 307LCX, which may have since been replaced by another plate. This vehicle was last seen traveling between Maple Lake and International Falls.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Wright County Sheriff’s Office communication center at 763-682-1162, WCSO Investigative Tip Line at 763-682-7733, or through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota at www.crimestoppersmn.org