Former Barnum resident accused of 1984 murder


July 28, 2023

A former Carlton County resident is accused of murdering a man and breaking into a Minneapolis apartment 39 years ago.

Matthew Russell Brown, 66, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary by electronically filed criminal complaint on May 26 in Fourth District Hennepin County Court. The complaint was sealed until the arrest warrant was served.

According to the now public criminal complaint, police responded to an apartment building at 3209 Girard Ave. South in Minneapolis around 2:30 a.m. July 19, 1984. Two women rushed out of the building, telling police an unknown man ha...

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