- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota man accused of killing his girlfriend with a bow and arrow before trying to take his own life is being held on $1 million bail.

Dwayne Alan Case, 29, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Elizabeth Gregg, of Morgan.

Renville County sheriff’s deputies were called June 12 to a remote campsite south of Franklin by a man who planned to give Case a ride to work, court documents said.

Case was found sitting in a tent with a gunshot wound to his jaw consistent with the rifle he was holding, according to authorities. Deputies took the rifle from Case and removed him from the tent. They found Gregg’s body under a blanket, according to a criminal complaint. An autopsy later found an arrow had perforated Gregg’s stomach and liver.

A compound bow and quiver of arrows were recovered from the tent when deputies executed a search warrant, prosecutors said. Deputies also searched Case’s Chevrolet Suburban at the campsite and found handwritten notes, including one which read “Lizzy and Dewy 4ever Eternal life 6-12-15,” the complaint said.

During an interview later at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Case told investigators that he refers to Gregg as Lizzy, that he had written the notes and had prior thoughts of killing himself, the court documents said.

Case said he and Gregg were together at the campsite and elsewhere in recent days, despite a no contact order stemming from a domestic assault conviction earlier in the year involving Gregg. He told deputies he “didn’t think” he had hurt Gregg, but claimed to have no recollection of what happened at the campsite, according to the complaint.

Case was discharged from the hospital last week and was currently in custody in the Renville County Jail. Attorney Curtis Reese is representing Case and said Tuesday he has not had a chance to review the case in depth.


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