Double Murder Suspect In Custody 18 Sep 13

The suspect in a double murder in Granite Falls earlier this month has been taken into custody. Andrew Dikken was reportedly arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Renville County Sheriff’s Office in Olivia. Dikken was being sought in the shooting deaths of his former girlfriend, 26-year-old Kara Monson of Granite Falls and her 28-year-old boyfriend, Chris Panitzke of Redwood Falls. Dikken had been missing since the two were shot September 2nd at Monson’s home. Authorities say that Dikken’s family members had been cooperating with authorities and brought him to the sheriff’s office Tuesday. He has since been taken to the Yellow Medicine County Jail in Granite Falls, pending a first court date. Granite Falls police are continuing their investigation into the deaths.