SF Police Searching For Person Of Interest In Homicide Case

A Sioux Falls woman is dead and police are searching for a person of interest after they say a homicide took place near downtown.  They say the person they’re looking for was spotted in North Dakota Monday afternoon.

Police say 33-year-old Alicia Rhae Jumping Eagle was found dead inside an apartment building close to West 13th Street and South Spring Avenue.

Investigators say they are trying to find a person of interest in this case, 43-year-old Irving Duane Jumping Eagle.  Police believe Irving is Alicia’s husband.  He is Native American, 5’9”, 190 lbs with a shaved head.  Irving was last seen Monday afternoon around 1 p.m. at a gas station near Streeter, North Dakota.  Police say Irving asked to use a bathroom to clean up and had noticeable blood on him. He was last seen driving a black 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix with SD license plates 1V8805.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Irving Jumping Eagle is asked to contact the Sioux Falls Police Department at (605)367-7000 or to call Crime Stoppers at (605)367-7007.


Earlier we reported…

Sioux falls police are investigating a homicide at the spring center apartment complex near 13th and south Spring. Officers have been on scene since before 4 p.m.

Officers were seen pulling samples of mud off the ground and a pair of shoes near the apartment. There is also a mattress sitting up against a garbage enclosure with police tape blocking it off, but it is not apparent whether or not it is a part of the investigation.

I spoke to two residents who live in the apartment who said they saw police searching apartment 105. They say a family lives there, a woman, a man and a child around the age of two. The residents say they didn’t hear any loud noises coming from that room Monday.

“I mean it’s part of the times. Of course it’s unsettling to know someone was murdered in your apartment complex. We didn’t know them very well. I didn’t know them at all. I’ve only seen the gentlemen about one time because they moved in a month, a month in a half,” said Robin Peters from Sioux Falls.

Police have not confirmed the age, gender or any information on who has died but say they will be releasing information later Monday night.

Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan was also on the scene briefly.

KDLT News will have updates as they become available.

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