Suspect Sought in Minnesota in Murders of Family

October 22, 2000 - 0:0
LINO LAKES, Minn. A 28-year-old man whose family wanted him committed because he believed "spirits" told him what to do was sought in the murders of his sister and her family, police and published reports said on Friday.
Larry Dame, 28, reported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation upon his release on Thursday from Anoka County jail on car theft and other charges.
After he was released, he was suspected of killing his sister, Donna Mimbach, 29, her husband Todd, 30, and their three children aged 12, 9 and 1, in this Minneapolis suburb, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Police would not release the victims' names or the manner of their death, but warned that Dame was considered armed and dangerous.
"We're looking for him," Anoka County Sheriff's spokeswoman Laura Landes said. Jail records showed Dame had been jailed 10 times since 1993, and finished serving a prison term for assault in February for slashing another man's throat in 1995.
Jeremiah Dame, the suspect's father, told the Star Tribune that he told authorities that "Larry says he sees spirits and talks to spirits and the spirits tell him to do all sorts of things." He told the newspaper, Dame had lost his job loading trucks a few weeks ago and was drinking heavily before being jailed on car theft and other charges Oct. 9. Dame was let go without bond on Thursday and ordered to a hospital, based on the recommendations of his family, but was quickly released.