Pregnant woman found killed in burnt out trailer has been identified as Minneapolis woman - Twin Cities | MCU Times

Pregnant woman found killed in burnt out trailer has been identified as Minneapolis woman – Twin Cities

A pregnant woman found dead on November 8 in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood has been identified and two people have been charged with beating her to death.

On Friday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the woman as Annysa Marie Zierhut, 28, of Minneapolis. According to the forensic pathologist, she was 7 months pregnant at the time of death. Her body was found in a burnt-out travel trailer in the 3500 block of Hennepin Avenue South. Fire investigators found signs of accelerant in the trailer.

Shannon Michael Benson, 42, of Minneapolis, and Jade Monet Rissell, 27, of Elk River, Minn., Were each charged this week with one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder of an unborn child in connection with the case.

Zierhut had been reported missing in late October.

Benson is registered in the state as a predator sex offender. Both he and Rissell have criminal records in Minnesota.

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