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Mother, daughter dead in Rochester homicide

UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: Police announced that three murder charges have been filed against a Rochester man in the deaths of a mother, daughter and her unborn child.

According to the Rochester Police Department, 29-year-old Renard Lydell Carter is charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Keona Foote and her 2-year-old daughter Miyona Miller. Police said Carter is charged with murder of an unborn child in the second degree in the death of Foote's unborn child.

"The Rochester Police Department would like to thank the residents of Olympik Village Apartments, as well as the family and friends of the victims for their assistance with this case. We extend our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victims, Keona Sade Foote and Miyona Zayla Miller," RPD said in a news release.


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester police have released the names of the victims in Sunday's double homicide at an apartment complex.

The victims are 23-year-old Keona Sade Foote and her daughter 2-year-old Miyona Zayla Miller.

Police responded to a welfare check on Foote after a call came in at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday. The woman and her daughter were both found dead inside the garden floor apartment at the Olmpik Village Apartments.

Authorities say it appears the victims died of trauma. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner's Office is performing an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police said the suspect is Foote's ex-boyfriend. He reportedly ran away to Columbia, South Carolina. He had an unrelated warrant. When the police tried to apprehend him at an apartment in South Carolina, he reportedly refused to comply and was was reportedly shot by police. The extent of injuries are unknown. He reportedly recorded the incident on his phone.

RPD will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. on Monday and we expect to learn the suspect's name and more details then.

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