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Minnesota man arrested for murder in Arizona after overdose story unravels

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 20:11:24-05

MOHAVE COUNT, ARIZ. (KTNV) — A man from Rochester, Minnesota, was recently arrested in Arizona for 2nd degree murder per domestic violence.

Mohave County Sheriff's Department says they received a welfare check request around 6 p.m. Nov. 20.

A person from another state told the Sheriff's Department that she received a call from her friend's boyfriend telling her that her friend had overdosed on drugs.

Sheriff's deputies were able to locate the pair in a vehicle on the side of the road. The female in the vehicle, identified as 40-year-old Amy Johanna Berg of Rochester, Minnesota, was not breathing and was pronounced deceased.

Berg's boyfriend, 55-year-old Daniel Joseph Campbell, told deputies that they were traveling across the country and stayed in a hotel in Kingman overnight. Campbell purchased illegal drugs from an unknown individual near Boundary Cone Road and Highway 95 in Fort Mohave.

After using the drugs, Berg began complaining of not feeling well and that's when they pulled over.

Deputies did not observe any foul plan and initially released Campbell.

On Nov. 21, the Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office contacted the Sheriff's Department and told them that Berg had blunt force trauma to the skill and signs of strangulation.

Detectives immediately issued an Attempt to Locate for Campbell. He was found in a hotel in Bullhead City and taken into custody without incident.