A 55-year-old woman was allegedly beheaded by her abusive boyfriend in broad daylight near Minneapolis on Wednesday.
America The mutilated body of Mafalda Thayer was found by police on the ground next to a car, which responded to a stabbing in Shakopee, Minnesota, As per KMSP.
Officers recovered a large knife in a nearby street. Thayer’s boyfriend, 42-year-old Alexis Saborit, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder, the police said.
The network reported that Thayer worked at Dollar Tree and My Pillow, where coworkers said she was in a long-term relationship with the suspect and was allegedly abused by him.
Saborit had previously been convicted of felony domestic assault, the station said.
Friends remembered Thayer, a Cuban immigrant, as hardworking, kind and warm, According to SW News Media.
According to the outlet report, Nikki Kendrick has known the victim for five years and says she used to come to work every day.
“She was soft-spoken, very funny and always had wonderful stories. She always went out of her way to say hello to me when she saw me,” Kendrick reportedly said.
“She really was the kindest of all. I haven’t really met anyone like America since my late grandmother.”
“I didn’t know it was her, and then a mutual friend messaged me and it all clicked,” she told the outlet. “I am devastated, this is untrue and I have no words.”
According to the article, My Pillows colleague and friend Jamie Varley said Thayer worked 70 hours a week.
“I went over there today and went to the store and found him a rose and a teddy bear to put on his table. When I got there, I didn’t even look at any of my other colleagues. I bowed my head and just stood at his desk. Everyone was just crying. It was a very emotional day and it still is,” Worli reportedly said.
A surveillance was reportedly planned on Thursday night at the location of the hanging.