Walsh County Death Investigation Underway


The investigation into a death of a 36-year-old female in Walsh County is underway.

According to Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens, on the morning of May 1, Walsh County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in rural Adams for a suicidal male.

Through an investigation, the deputies learned that an altercation had occurred at the residence, resulting in a 36-year-old female being injured.

When authorities arrived, the female had already left the premises, and was transported, by private vehicle, to First Care Health Center in Park River, where she was later pronounced dead.

Steven Donald Aune, age 65, has been arrested and is being held, pending formal charges related to the death of the female, at the Walsh County Correctional Center in Grafton. Charges are expected to be filed sometime on Thursday.

Jurgens says the identity of the female is being withheld pending notification of family.