Bail for Stewartville woman arrested in connection with overdose death’s remains high; Janvrin family releases statement

Bail not reduced for Woman Accused of Deadly OD

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(ABC 6 News) – A Stewartville woman accused of 3rd-degree murder after allegedly supplying a man with fatal drugs remains in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on $250,000 bail without conditions, or $100,000 bail with conditions.

Shannon Marie Brown’s defense had moved to reduce her bail to $25,000, or release her on her own recognizance — a motion that Olmsted County judge Christa M. Daily denied Thursday, Feb. 1.

Michael Janvrin, 45, of Stewartville. Photo contributed by family.

The family of Michael Janvrin released a statement following the Stewartville man’s death:

“Mike Janvrin had a big heart and tried to help many people in his lifetime.  This man would spend snowy days driving around to haul people out of the snow.  He left his phone on at all times of day or night so everyone knew that there was someone there to listen to them.  He honestly had a hero complex…his mother actually made him a superhero cape.  This is what he will be known for…being that voice, that person people could always count on, that person that people knew would be there for them during their dark times.  He did suffer from the disease of addiction, like many others do.  He had worked long and hard to get clean for his family and friends and for himself.  But addiction IS a disease that TOO many people in our community are battling against.  And this epidemic ended up costing Mike, a loved friend, dad and family member, his life.  His life was cut short, and we are ultimately, without Mike, someone who would walk into any fire for us.” 

Brown is scheduled to appear for an omnibus hearing Feb. 22.


woman arrested on suspicion of 3rd-degree murder

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(ABC 6 News) – A Stewartville woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of supplying a man with the drugs that led to his death.

Shannon Marie Brown, 43, was charged Monday, Jan. 22, with 3rd-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Michael Janvrin.

According to the Capt. Tim Parkin with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, on Oct. 21, 2023, deputies responded to a home near Pleasant Grove, where Brown had called in a suspected death.

Deputies found Brown, who showed them Janvrin’s body and said she had been with him around 3 a.m. that morning, when he suddenly collapsed.

According to Parkin, Brown had not called 9-1-1 earlier in the morning.

Instead, she said she left the residence around 3:30 and returned with two juveniles, then called 9-1-1 around 8:47 a.m.

Deputies believed Janvrin’s death was suspicious, and executed a search warrant at Brown’s residence where they allegedly found a substance that tested positive for fentanyl.

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Parkin said Brown told deputies she’d taken a “mystery powder” to Janvrin’s residence and they had both ingested it before his death.

According to Brown’s charging documents, filed Monday, investigators searched Brown’s phone records and found the following messages to another woman at 9:23 a.m.:

From Shannon Marie Brown’s criminal complaint, case number 55-CR-24-472

That afternoon, Brown allegedly told law enforcement that she hid a container with controlled substances and paraphernalia in the home.

Later that day, investigators allegedly located 15.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

Later in the week, investigators allegedly met with a witness who said she heard Brown on a speaker phone call say the following: “It’s all my fault, it’s all my fault. It was me. I gave him a baggie and
it’s what killed him.”

A second witness spoke to investigators and said she’d had multiple conversations with Brown after Janvrin’s death.

The second woman said Brown “claimed to have found a bag of unidentified drugs and brought them to the residence for Victim to try and identify what it was.”

On Oct. 30, law enforcement searched Brown’s residence and allegedly found the plastic baggies and a cigarette pack wrap that tested positive for fentanyl.

An autopsy by the SE MN Regional Medical Examiner’s Office found that Janvrin’s cause of death was the toxic effects of Fentanyl and methamphetamine.

“Due to the excellent work of Olmsted County Deputies and Investigators, an offender is
held accountable for harmful substance distribution to members of our community,” Parkin said. “And we
are continuing to take these substances off the streets. Finally, OCSO wants to extend its
continued condolences to friends and family of Mr. Janvrin.”