Arnold Darwin Waukazo arrested in Krissy Bates's murder

Categories: Homicide Files

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Bates was found dead on Jan. 11.
Minneapolis police say tonight that they've arrested Arnold Darwin Waukazo in the murder of Krissy Bates. He's being held on probable cause murder at the Hennepin County jail.

Bates, the city's first homicide victim of the year, was found dead Jan. 11 in her apartment on Linden Avenue. She was a transgender woman who'd been in town only a few months. The county medical examiner described her cause of death as complex homicidal violence.

She'd been working as a prostitute out of the apartment, and had advertised her services online as a "classy and sassy Southern belle."

Neighbors told us they were familiar with her line of work, and saw johns coming and going. Her neighbor across the hall, Bryant DeVine, called her "bubbly, cheerful, spiritual, religious."

MPD hasn't yet released a booking photo of the 40-year-old Waukazo, who's from Blaine. We'll post it as soon as it's available.

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6 comments
lilgeneral125
lilgeneral125

My deepest and dearest sympathy goes out to the Bates family tonight. I am so sorry that you ran into Arnie. He is the most hateful person I have ever met and has threatend to kill many people many times.. Even myself. I reported it to the freight company I was employed by and nothing was done about it. Krissy where ever you are just know that justice will be served, in your honor and may you forever rest in peace.

BarneyFife
BarneyFife

Thankfully there's a publication like the City Pages that publishes all available information.The Strib has FAILED again.

andrea
andrea

actually, the trib posted this yesterday

Fife
Fife

yah....? and didn't name the suspect in their usual weenie tradition.

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