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Little to go on in Turcotte case, prosecutor says


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The prosecutor assigned to the Russell Turcotte homicide said investigators don't have much to go on.

In an e-mail dated Nov. 7, Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson told a social justice activist, "This is a case where the trail of the murderer is cold."

Olson said the strategy of the investigative team is to wait for the murderer to confess. "In our experience, we expect that the best chance for the murderer to be brought to justice is by confession of the culprit," he wrote.

Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Hamre confirmed Tuesday that the e-mail was written by Olson from Hamre's compu...

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