Woman With ‘Trauma Visible’ on Her Body Found Dead in Car Overnight in Minneapolis Riot Zone

A woman with “trauma visible on her body” was found dead in Minneapolis overnight in an area that was overrun with violent rioting.

A motorist reportedly flagged down Minneapolis police officers on patrol at 3:16 a.m. and told them they’d seen a car in the middle of the street in North Minneapolis. The battered woman, thought to be in her 30s, was found deceased in the back seat. Police say a suspicious death investigation has been initiated.

According to a Twitter account that monitors police and fire department activity in Hennepin County, there were reports of women being kidnapped Thursday night.

WCCO-TV said that the area became so dangerous last night, it could not send a crew to the scene to report on the riot “out of safety concerns.”

The woman’s death is the second fatality connected with the unrest following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.

On Wednesday night, a man was shot as looting broke out near the 3rd Precinct police headquarters, on the city’s south side. A Lake Street business owner has been arrested.

Floyd, a black man, died Monday night after being arrested by police. Cellphone video of the incident showed a white officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, until he lost consciousness. Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after.

The officer who was videotaped kneeling on Floyd’s neck for minutes before his death, was arrested on Thursday.

Floyd and Chauvin, it turns out, worked security at the same nightclub near Minneapolis’ Third Precinct for a year, according to the club’s owner. It’s unclear whether the two men knew each other.

The police brutality sparked protests that devolved into violent rioting, property destruction and looting in Minneapolis both Wednesday and Thursday nights. Thursday night, according to WCCO, St. Paul was also affected by the unrest.

The St. Paul Police Department said more than 170 businesses were looted or damaged Thursday, and dozens of fires were set. But there were no serious injuries reported in the city. Fires continued to burn in the city early Friday morning, with the largest one at Big Top Liquor near Snelling and University avenues, nearby Allianz Field.

Looters didn’t discriminate between white and black businesses.

A woman in a wheelchair was attacked outside of the Minneapolis Target as it was being looted.

At about 10:00 p.m. Thursday night, the lawless mob took over the police department’s 3rd Precinct building, with rioters setting fires both inside and outside of the building.

Police released a statement shortly after 10 p.m., saying in part, “in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3rd Precinct of its staff. Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires.”

More than 500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs late Thursday night to “protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate.”

Early Friday, as the soldiers, and Minnesota State Patrol cleared people out of the area around the 3rd Precinct, troopers arrested a black CNN correspondent, Omar Jimenez, and his crew as they reported on the unrest in city live on air.

CNN reported that Jimenez was released before 7 a.m. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz personally apologized to the network’s president, accepting full responsibility.

Protests and rioting also broke out in several other U.S. cities Thursday night, including Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Louisville.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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