Aitkin County man charged in death of missing woman

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — An Aitkin County man is charged with murder after authorities say they found a missing woman’s body buried in a crawl space under the home where he lived.

The family of 35-year-old Michelle Mae, of Outing, reported her missing Oct. 3. Sheriff’s officials say her Jeep was found near the defendant’s residence a day later.

WDIO-TV reports a criminal complaint says Mae met 34-year-old Joshua Karjala online. The complaint lists evidence of clothing, bedding and electronics that were found in a fireplace, crawl space and in the basement of the residence.

The complaint alleges that Karjala told a nurse at the Aitkin County Jail that he had been using methamphetamine laced with ecstasy and that he “may have killed a girl.”

It’s not clear if Karjala has hired a defense attorney.

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Information from: WDIO-TV, http://www.wdio.com

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