Update: Homicide under investigation in South Moorhead, person of interest on run

Photos by: Moorhead Police Department
Photos by: Moorhead Police Department

(Moorhead, MN) -- More details are coming into focus after a police presence led to Minnesota BCA responding to a home in South Moorhead early Friday morning.

The Moorhead Police Department tells us they are investigating a supposed homicide after conducting a welfare check at a home near the intersection of 32nd street south and 38th avenue south. Officers arrived on scene around 11 p.m. Thursday night and found a woman's body with traumatic injuries, though there was no forced entry into the home.

The victim's body is being transported to The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been on the scene since 4 a.m. Friday morning.

The Department now tells WDAY Radio that they are asking for the public's help in locating 25-year-old James Kollie Jr, who may be driving the victim's black 2016 Honda Pilot.

The victim's vehicle has also not been located. The vehicle is a 2016 black Honda Pilot with Minnesota plate HFE185. The vehicle was last seen by a citizen north of Halstad at approximately 8:00 a.m. Friday, and a previous report of the vehicle being found in Norman County was false.

Kollie had been previously arrested for an incident in which he threatened to kill his mother in the home on Sunday, but was released Tuesday from the Clay County jail and a restraining order was issued for him to avoid his mother and stay out of the home.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at (701) 451-7660. Authorities ask that you do not approach Kollie due to his unknown status at this time.

The incident remains under investigation. For our initial coverage, click here.