Scott Engelbrecht Charged In The Shooting Deaths Of Two St. James Women
59-year-old Scott Francis Engelbrecht faces two second-degree murder charges in the deaths of his 43-year-old stepdaughter, Rachel Elaine Linder and his 67-year-old wife Joyce Ann Engelbrecht.
On Saturday, June 16 at 5:41 p.m., St. James Police received a call to the residence of 1124 1st Avenue South in St. James. The caller reported that his grandfather shot his grandmother with a gun.
Upon arrival, the officer arrested Scott Engelbrecht, who was carrying a .22 caliber riffle at the time.
The second victim's death is ruled to be a homicide by gunshot wound. Linder was found dead on the front steps of a neighboring house. Linder is the daughter of Joyce from a previous marriage.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation along with the Watonwan County Sheriff's Office and the Madelia Police Department.
-KEYC News 12