Son arrested for Stabbing Death of mother on Leech Lake Reservation

Son arrested for Stabbing Death of mother on Leech Lake Reservation Click to Enlarge

LEECH LAKE - Authorities have identified the woman found dead on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation this week.

54-year-old Joy Matthews of Bena, MN died of homicide due to multiple stab wounds. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says her 34-year-old son, Thomas Wayne Matthews has been arrested in connection with her death and an assault at a local bar.

The mother was discovered unresponsive Wednesday morning and her son is accused of attacking several patrons outside the Big Winnie Bar the night before.

Thomas Wayne Matthews is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail, but he has not been formally charged for either of the incidents. The investigation is ongoing, police say.

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