Murder Suspect Search Rumor 10 Sep 13

Authorities continue to search for the “person of interest” in the murder of a Granite Falls woman and her boyfriend, but officials say that rumors that a search was taking place near New Ulm on Monday are untrue. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office reportedly received several calls from local residents asking about a rumor that Andrew Joseph Dikken had been spotted between Courtland and New Ulm and that a search was underway, including by helicopter. Authorities say this was just a rumor being fed by Facebook, and that no local search was taking place. Dikken remains at large following the shooting death of his former girlfriend Kara Monson as well as Christopher Panitzke of Redwood Falls, who died a few days after the shooting. Anyone with information on Dikken’s whereabouts should call 911.