UPDATE: Sioux Falls man accused of shooting, killing mother

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Published: Apr. 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT
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UPDATE, April 29, 10:30 a.m.

Police say a 36-year-old man is charged with murder after shooting and killing his mother at their Sioux Falls apartment.

Anthony Pritchard was arrested in the death of 63-year-old Teresa Cate, according to Lt. Terrance Matia of the Sioux Falls Police Department.

Officers found Cate's body in an apartment on S. Rolling Green Avenue near W. 57th Street while responding to a report of a foul order on Monday.

Matia said Cate died by gunshot wound. Investigators believe she was shot in the apartment within the last ten days.

"The investigation led us to believe that he (Pritchard) was the person responsible for this," Matia said, though he did not go into details in the investigation.

Matia said Pritchard was facing a separate misdemeanor charge in Lincoln County prior to the arrest, but he said that is not connected to the homicide investigation.


UPDATE, April 29

Authorities say they have arrested a man on a murder charge after an unattended death investigation in Sioux Falls.

Thirty-six-year-old Anthony Lee-Nicholas Pritchard was arrested Tuesday, according to Sgt. Robert Foster of the Sioux Falls Police Department.

Foster said Pritchard's arrest is connected to an investigation that began Monday. Officers received a call about a foul odor at an apartment on S. Rolling Green Avenue near W. 57th Street in Sioux Falls.

Police found a 63-year-old woman dead inside the apartment.

Foster said police suspected foul play in the death and continued their investigation. Officers eventually arrested Pritchard for first-degree murder.

No other details about the investigation have been released. Police are expected to release more information during the department's daily media briefing at 10:30 a.m.


UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.

Police say they are investigating an unattended death after a woman was found dead at a residence in southern Sioux Falls.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious odor at an apartment on S. Rolling Green Avenue Monday afternoon.

According to police spokesperson Sam Clemens, officers found a 63-year-old woman dead inside.

Clemens said police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death, though he said it is unclear whether it was suspicious.

Police listed the death as a homicide in the department's daily media log. Clemens said police investigate all unattended death's "closely," though he did not he did not have a definitive answer as to why this case was listed as a homicide. He said it could "just as easily" been listed on the log as an unattended death.


Original story:

Authorities are investigating a suspected homicide in southern Sioux Falls.

According to the Sioux Falls Police Department's media log, it took place Monday afternoon on S. Rolling Green Avenue near W. 57th Street.

No details about the homicide have been released.

Police are expected to discuss the incident in Tuesday morning's media briefing at 10:30. You can watch that briefing