2 arrested in NE Minnesota double homicide

Published 2:53 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CARLTON, Minn. — A couple from Cloquet are under arrest in the January shooting deaths of a couple near Cromwell in northeastern Minnesota.

The Carlton County sheriff’s office says a tip from the public led to the arrests Wednesday of a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman in Hennepin County. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service, the Minneapolis Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested the suspects.

Victims Kim Schmitz and her boyfriend, Thomas Holm, both 53, were found dead Jan. 9 in their home just outside Cromwell. Holm’s burned pickup truck was found the night before near Saginaw, about 35 miles away.

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Sheriff Kelly Lake says the suspects knew the victims. She would not comment on a motive.

The suspects are in jail, awaiting charges.