***UPDATE*** Charges Filed in Knife Lake Double Murder

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 1:04 pm
Jennifer Ann-Lind Seiberlich and Craig Mathew Hohenwald

Jennifer Ann-Lind Seiberlich and Craig Matthew Hohenwald

Charges were filed, Tuesday, in Kanabec County against Craig Matthew Hohenwald, 27, of Brook Park and Jennifer Ann-Lind Seiberlich, 28, of Mora. The two were arrested Sunday in connection with the murders of Larry Steenerson, 61, and his wife, Lois Steenerson, 66 at their home in Knife Lake.

Hohenwald is charged with four counts of second degree murder, each punishable by up to 40 years in prison.  Seiberlich faces two counts of aiding an offender.  Count One carries a penalty of 20 years imprisonment and the other carries a $5,000 fine and/or three years imprisonment.

Unconditional bail for Hohenwald is set at $1.5 million.  Conditional bail is $700,000.  Conditional bond for Seiberlich is set at $100,000 and unconditional at $250,000.

According to the criminal complaint, officers found Larry Steenerson with between 30-40 stab wounds.   He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Lois Steenerson was found with multiple stab wounds near the shoulder, collar bone, and chest.  She was transported to the Kanabec County Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Hohenwald and Seiberlich were arrested at the scene. They were existing the residence in a vehicle when authorities arrived, according to the criminal complaint. Law enforcement examination of the scene found a bloody knife located on the ground behind the passenger side of the car which Hohenwald and Seiberlich were riding.  A bloody gun was found underneath the passenger seat where Hohenwald was sitting. Deputies found an empty pistol holder on one of the steps in the home.

According to 9-1-1 transcripts released by the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, the victims indicated that gun shots were fired.

In a statement to investigators, Seiberlich states that prior to going to the residence, she received a text message from Hohenwald stating, “Are you up for a crazy night? 10 Gs.”  Seiberlich told investigators she thought the text was related to drugs and did not notice anything unusual about Hohenwald when he re-rentered the car after coming from the house.

Kanabec County Attorney Amy Brosnahan said in court, Tuesday, when Hohenwald was arrested he was covered in blood from “his fingertips to his elbows.”

The criminal complaint also states that Larry Steenerson was granted a preliminary attachment order in value over $200,000 against the mother of Craig Hohenwald on January 29th.

While waiting for backup to arrive, officers heard Hohenwald “utter” something about his family and a real estate land deal.

Hohenwald is due back in court March 5th.  He remains in the Kanabec County Jail.

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy Johnson 02/17/09 at 9:32pm

    My heart goes out to the Steenerson Family & the Hohenwald family. As a realtor I have known Linda Hohenwald and she is a nice friendly person. My prayers are with all of you. This is such a tragic ordeal. Wendy

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