Officer Decker Murder/Update 07 Aug 13

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the active investigation into the November murder of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker is wrapped up, but the case file will remain open. 

MNN reports BCA officials say they have gathered enough evidence to show that Eric Thomes was likely behind officer Decker’s murder, and would have been arrested had he not committed suicide in January. 

Although Ryan Larson was arrested early in the investigation, detectives now say there is no known connection between he and Thomes, and there is no reason to believe Larson participated in the murder. 

Although the B-C-A took an active role in the investigation, the file has now been turned back over to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.