Suspect in Homicide, Dismemberment Case Pleads Not Guilty

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A Yankton, South Dakota man accused of killing a woman and dumping her dismembered body in a Menominee County river is pleading not guilty.

45-year-old Stephen Falkenberg is charged with Second-Degree Murder and faces life in prison. On March 16, the dismembered body of Tamara Laframboise, also of Yankton, was found by two boys in Little River. Investigators say her head, feet, and hands were cut off and are still missing. Laframboise had reportedly been missing since March 1. 

According to court papers, Falkenberg told his daughter he pushed Laframboise during an argument, causing her to hit her head and die.  

Falkenberg will be back in court in April. He is currently not facing charges in Menominee County.

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