Bloomington Woman Charged With Murder in Death of Roommate

The Body was Found with an Electrical Cord Around her Neck

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – A Bloomington woman is accused of killing her roommate in a sober living complex.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says 46-year-old Donna Bastyr has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 69-year-old Corrine Gibbs.

Officers who responded to an apartment at the complex about 8 p.m. Sunday found Gibbs’ body.

Authorities say she had numerous injuries and an electrical cord wrapped around her neck.

Officers who later responded to a report of a drunk and disorderly woman near the complex took Bastyr into custody.

It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney.