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Woman beheaded and left on Minnesota sidewalk after telling boyfriend she wanted to break up: reports

Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office; America Thayer/Facebook

Jul. 31 2021, Published 5:13 p.m. ET

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A Minnesota woman was found beheaded after she told her boyfriend she wanted to break up and now the man is accused of murder.

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The Shakopee Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing incident at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street around 2:30 p.m. on July 28.

Police said a man reportedly was seen pushing a headless body out of a vehicle at the intersection.

Shakopee officers found 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer of Shakopee on the sidewalk with stab wounds, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police reportedly found the body lying next to a vehicle with a head nearby, according to KSTP 5 News.

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At this time, investigators believe the suspect, identified as Alexis Saborit, knew the victim and it wasn't a random act.


Officers reportedly found an empty sheath “that appeared to be for a machete-style knife near the scene.”

Additionally, inside a recycling bin in a nearby alley, officers found a white shirt, white shoes, each reportedly covered in blood.

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Saborit reportedly told police he and Thayer were going to a court appearance of his on July 28 when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. Saborit allegedly admitting to killing her with a knife in response, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Her friends told the Star Tribune that Thayer occasionally had unexplained bruises on her face from time to time, and once came to work with a broken arm. She would reportedly try to hurry home after work to avoid angering Saborit and would set her phone to Facebook's FaceTime function so Saborit could allegedly watch her as she worked her shift.

Saborit is being held in the Scott County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder. His bail was set at $2.5 million.


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