User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


73° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Mitchell Mother's Death Considered Suspicious

September 3, 2014, 5:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

Mitchell Mother's Death Considered Suspicious
MITCHELL, SD -

Neighbors at a Mitchell apartment building are wondering what happened as police investigate a suspicious death.

A 49-year-old woman died on Labor Day and two days later a lot of questions remain unanswered.

Police say Janie Sue McDougal passed away in an apartment on the 600 block of Main Street in Mitchell. They say after an autopsy, her death looks suspicious.

"Very hurt, broken hearted," Amanda Hiles said.

Amanda Hiles lives just a couple doors down from the Hilltop Manor apartment McDougal shared with her husband and 16-year-old son.

Hiles says she and McDougal were close friends.

"(She was) like family to me. She was really, very nice; there for me when I needed her," Hiles said.

Police aren't releasing the details surrounding the 49-year-old's death, only that it is suspicious.

Yet, Hiles says she wasn't entirely surprised by her friend's unexpected passing.

"I have suspicions but I prefer not to talk about them, just because of family," Hiles said.

"Probably a first for this neighborhood. This is a nice neighborhood," Betty Heidinger said.

On Thursday, an officer knocked on 85-year-old Betty Heidinger's door, asking if she'd seen anything or anyone suspicious around the apartment on Labor Day.

"They were checking a lot of people in the neighborhood, asking if they'd recalled anything happening around that time of the evening and be sure to lock our doors," Heidinger said.

Anybody with information regarding the death of McDougal can contact the Mitchell Police Division at 605-995-8400 or Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. at 605-996-1700.

In order to send a crime tip via text message, download the free APP. "Tipsubmit" on your smart phone and select Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers or text "MITCS plus your message" to "274637".

You can also go to www.mitchellcrimestoppers.org to submit a crime tip by e-mail.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Deadly Crash On I-29

7/3/2015 6:38 PM

A Brookings man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on I-29 Friday afternoon, just south of Baltic.

Full Story
Spearfish Woman Dies In Rollover Crash

7/5/2015 12:25 PM

A Spearfish woman was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle rollover crash outside of town.

Full Story
Woman Dies After Boat Collision Below Missouri River Dam

6/30/2015 9:46 AM

A 68-year-old Nebraska woman has died after a collision of two boats below Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

Full Story
Arlington Woman Dies Before Crashing Vehicle

7/4/2015 2:36 PM

An Arlington woman has died following a crash Friday night, but authorities say her death was not a result of the accident itself.

Full Story
Firefighter Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag In Parade

7/5/2015 4:34 PM

A Minnesota volunteer firefighter says he's been suspended for flying a confederate flag from an engine during a holiday parade, and that he expec...

Full Story


Events