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StateofMinnesota DistrictCourt

CountyofRamsey 2ndJudicialDistrict
ProsecutorFileNo. 16019672
CourtFileNo. 62SU-CR-17-3393

StateofMinnesota, COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, Summons
vs.
ROBERTJAMESKUEFLERDOB:06/08/1957
4708SandraLane
WhiteBearLake,MN55110
Defendant.

The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe
Defendantcommittedthefollowingoffense(s):
COUNTI
Charge:Interferencewithdeadbodyorsceneofdeath(ConcealEvidence)
MinnesotaStatute:609.502.1(2)
MaximumSentence:1yearimprisonmentand/$3000fine
OffenseLevel:GrossMisdemeanor
OffenseDate(onorabout):09/20/2016
Control#(ICR#):16019672
Charge Description: A person is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced under subdivision 1a if the
personinterfereswiththebodyorsceneofdeathwithintenttoconcealevidence

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STATEMENTOFPROBABLECAUSE

On9/20/2016at7:32a.m.,WhiteBearLakePoliceweredispatchedtoawelfarecheckontheresidentsof
4708SandraLaneinWhiteBearLake,RamseyCounty,Minnesota.Theidentifiedcomplaintantstatedthat
thelawnwasovergrownandshehadnotseenanyonefromtheresidenceinawhile.Officersarrivedand
checkedaroundthehouse.Throughawindowonthenorthwestsideofthehouse,officersobservedwhat
appearedtobeadeceasedfemalelayinginabed.Officersforcedentryintothehouse,andwere
overcomebythestenchofdecay.Officersweregreetedbyamale,RobertJamesKuefler(6/8/1957),
walkingupthestairs.

Asearchofthehomerevealedadeceasedelderlyfemale,lateridentifiedasEvelynLucilleKuefler
(12/02/1922),inanupstairsbedroom.Thebodywasseverelydecayedandmostlyaskeleton.Inthe
basementofficerslocatedamummifiedbody,lateridentifiedasRichardJohnKuefler(6/8/1957).
InvestigationrevealedthatEvelyndiedofnaturalcausesandherapproximatedateofdeathasAugust
2015.ItwasalsorevealedthatthatRobertdiedofnaturalcausesandhisapproximatedateofdeathwasin
July2015.

InaMirandizedinterviewon9/20/2016,Richardadmittedthathismother,Evelyn,passedawayaround
Augustof2015.RobertadmittedthatheknewEvelynwasdying,hedidntwanttobearoundwhenshe
died,soheleftthehousetodrivearoundforacoupleofhours,andwhenhereturnedEvelynwas
deceasedinherbed.Robertadmittedthathisbrother,RichardKuefler,passedawaybeforeEvelyn.
RobertstatedthathejustdiscoveredRicharddeceasedinhischair,andeventuallymovedthebodytothe
bathroomasitwasintheway.

On9/22/2016,officerswereprovidedacopyofaChristmascardthatRoberthadsentinDecemberof
2015.InthiscardRobertstatedthatRichardandEvelynarebothalivebutinbadhealth.Robertalsowrote
thatEvelyndidnotwantanyvisitors,andthatsheandRichardcannothearthephonering.Itisworthnoting
thatatthetimethecardwaswrittenbothEvelynandRichardweredeceased.

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SIGNATURESANDAPPROVALS

ComplainantrequeststhatDefendant,subjecttobailorconditionsofrelease,be:
(1)arrestedorthatotherlawfulstepsbetakentoobtainDefendant'sappearanceincourtor
(2)detained,ifalreadyincustody,pendingfurtherproceedingsandthatsaidDefendantotherwise
bedealtwithaccordingtolaw.
Complainantdeclaresunderpenaltyofperjurythateverythingstatedinthisdocumentistrueand
correct.Minn.Stat.358.116Minn.R.Crim.P.2.01,subds.1,2.

Complainant AngieRohow ElectronicallySigned:


Officer 10/04/201709:34AM
4701Hwy61 RamseyCounty,MN
WhiteBearLake,MN55110
Badge:59

Beingauthorizedtoprosecutetheoffensescharged,Iapprovethiscomplaint.

ProsecutingAttorney RobbLeeOlson ElectronicallySigned:


WhiteBearLakeCityAttorney 10/03/201702:37PM
4770WhiteBearParkwaySTE
100
WhiteBearLake,MN55110
(651)426-3249

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FINDINGOFPROBABLECAUSE
From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have
determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendants arrest
or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendants appearance in court, or Defendants detention, if already in custody,
pendingfurtherproceedings.Defendantisthereforechargedwiththeabove-statedoffense(s).

X SUMMONS
THEREFOREYOU,THEDEFENDANT,ARESUMMONEDtoappearonOctober25,2017at8:15AMbeforethe
above-namedcourtat2050WhiteBearAvenue,Maplewood,MN55109toanswerthiscomplaint.

IFYOUFAILTOAPPEARinresponsetothisSUMMONS,aWARRANTFORYOURARRESTshallbeissued.

WARRANT
To the Sheriff of the above-named county or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State
of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in
session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than
36hoursafterthearrestorassoonassuchJudgeorJudicialOfficerisavailabletobedealtwithaccordingtolaw.

ExecuteinMNOnly ExecuteNationwide ExecuteinBorderStates

ORDEROFDETENTION
Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be
detainedpendingfurtherproceedings.

Bail:$
ConditionsofRelease:

Thiscomplaint,dulysubscribedandsworntoorsignedunderpenaltyofperjury,isissuedbytheundersignedJudicialOfficer
asofthefollowingdate:October4,2017.

JudicialOfficer TimothyMulrooney ElectronicallySigned:10/04/201701:00PM


Judge

SworntestimonyhasbeengivenbeforetheJudicialOfficerbythefollowingwitnesses:

COUNTYOFRAMSEY
STATEOFMINNESOTA

StateofMinnesota
Plaintiff LAWENFORCEMENTOFFICERRETURNOFSERVICE
IherebyCertifyandReturnthatIhaveservedacopyofthis
vs. SummonsupontheDefendanthereinnamed.
SignatureofAuthorizedServiceAgent:
RobertJamesKuefler
Defendant