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Police continue investigation of Eveleth homicide

Funeral services were held Monday for 20-year-old Megan Ashley Anderson of Cook, who was found dead Wednesday in an Eveleth business. Her killer still is on the loose, and the community is still waiting for answers. What happened to Anderson is a...

Funeral services were held Monday for 20-year-old Megan Ashley Anderson of Cook, who was found dead Wednesday in an Eveleth business.

Her killer still is on the loose, and the community is still waiting for answers. What happened to Anderson is a mystery that has many Iron Range residents worried.

"We are locking our doors," Virginia resident Sue Guash said Monday. "It's not something we would normally do during the day but now we are just keeping our doors locked all the time."

"[I'm] definitely locking my doors more, really keeping my kids close and safe, that's for sure," Eveleth resident Meredith Lessard said.

Last week, Anderson was working at her new job at Durkee Signs and Graphics in Eveleth when police say she was killed. The business owner found her body at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Durkee Signs is in the Arrowhead Heating and Cooling Building.

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The crime scene was processed by authorities late last week. Now flowers have been left outside the business.

Authorities are releasing very few details about the murder because they don't want to jeopardize the investigation.

Eveleth Police Chief Brian Lillis said area residents still should keep their doors locked.

Lillis said police are continuing to follow up on tips and leads, and that they are counting on the public to help solve the case. Lillis said authorities still are interested in finding and speaking with four "people of interest" -- especially a salesman who was selling children's books and cutting boards and who was seen near the business the day of Anderson's death.

Anyone who had contact with that salesman is asked to call the Eveleth Police Department at (218) 749-6010 or (218) 744-7560.

"It's just too scary not knowing what's going on because we've heard some awful things about this," said Guash, who works near the Arrowhead Building. "A lot of women in the office, we are pretty well nervous about this whole thing."

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