Woman kills ex, buries him in backyard, cops say. She then lied to investigators about her alleged deed.

woman lies to police now charged with murder after ex husbands body found buried in backyard
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Aug. 4 2021, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

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A Minnesota woman lied about her ex-husband's death, as police now claim she not only killed him but buried him in the backyard.

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On July 23, 35-year-old Kou Yang was reported missing by his family after he was not seen for weeks, according to authorities.

Court records show neighbors noticed a bad smell coming from the backyard garden after July 5 and the smell lasted a week, police said.

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Officials said Yang’s body was found buried in the backyard under a shed on July 31 and he had two bullet holes to the back of his head.

Inside the home, investigators said they found blood on the walls, which was painted over.


The marriage between Yang and his ex-wife, 40-year-old Karina See Her, was officially dissolved in late February, WCCO reported.

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Yang talked with police and said her and Yang lived together while they worked on the house before putting it up for sale, but planned on going their separate ways once they sold the house.

During the interviews, Her told the police twice that Yang was going to Oklahoma to see family and use marijuana.

She said he must have taken an Uber or got a ride from a friend, as all his vehicles were left at the house.

Her told conflicting stories to the police about where Yang slept in the house, as she said he slept in the kids’ room, the room next to the bathroom and also in the basement.

After finding his body on July 31, police said Her was arrested and she was charged with second-degree murder for killing her husband, police said.

She remains in jail and her bail has been set at $2 million, officials said.


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