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Search Fails to Find Suspect in Mason City Native's Murder

Updated: 09/02/2014 11:37 PM
Created: 09/02/2014 11:33 PM KAALtv.com

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - An intensive daylong search in Blaine has failed to find a man accused of killing his ex-boyfriend last month.
    
Law officers returned to the Anoka County-Blaine Airport Tuesday but found no sign of Lyle "Ty" Hoffman.
    
Blaine Police Chief Chris Olson says the search was prompted by an officer's early-morning spotting of a man near the airport who may have resembled Hoffman.
    
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1w3mFKF ) reports the tip came after a bank robbery in Blaine Sunday committed by a man who looked like Hoffman.
    
Hoffman is wanted in the Aug. 11 shooting death of his former romantic and business partner Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.
    
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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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9/2/2014 6:08:17 PM (GMT -5:00)

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman
Kelly Phillips
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