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Authorities: Woodbury man suspected in murder of St. Paul woman

A 23-year-old Woodbury man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of a St. Paul woman, according to a news release.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office announced today that police, acting on information developed by detectives, executed two search warrants - one in Woodbury on Quarry Ridge Lane, the other in Brooklyn Park. Evidence gathered in the search led to probable cause for the arrest of the Woodbury man, who has not yet been formally charged.

The man was arrested in Woodbury, the release states.

The body of Brittany Clardy, 18, was found hidden in a car inside an impound lot after last being seen Feb. 11.

According to the release, the suspect had "numerous" warrants for his arrest from Georgia.

More details are expected to be released at a 3 p.m. news conference today.

Check back for more on the story.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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