Man indicted for murder of Yankton woman who went missing

Photo Courtesy of KDLT News

PIERRE, S.D. — A man has been indicted for the murder of a Yankton woman who went missing in March.

Tamara LaFramboise, 46, was last seen at her apartment on March 1. Her dismembered body was later recovered on March 16 from a Michigan river in Menominee County.

LaFromboise’s body was discovered by two boys, the Associated Press reports. Her head, hands and feet have not been found.

On March 18, Stephen Falkenberg, 45 of Yankton, was arrested in Sioux Falls.

Falkenberg was dating LaFromboise, and grew up in the Menominee County area where her body was found.

On Monday, it was announced that Falkenberg is being indicted for one count of 2nd degree murder and one count of 1st degree manslaughter, both punishable by mandatory life imprisonment and up to $50,000 in fines.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Falkenberg told his sister that he had an argument with LaFramboise at her Yankton apartment, during which he pushed her and she hit her head and died.

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