Who is Alexis Saborit? Minnesota man beheads girlfriend on sidewalk in broad daylight
The police also recovered one large knife, shirt, and bloody shoes in a nearby trashcan, according to an affidavit
SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA: The police department of Minnesota made a grisly discovery when they responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Wednesday, July 28 afternoon, locating a woman's dead body in Shakopee, around 25 miles south of Minneapolis, according to police and local news reports.
Alexis Saborit, a 42-year-old man who police say knew the victim, was apprehended at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder. Saborit allegedly killed Mafalda Thayer, 55, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Cops found Thayers' headless body and her head lying next to a vehicle when they arrived at the scene. The police also recovered one large knife, shirt, and bloody shoes in a nearby trashcan, according to an affidavit. Saborit was spotted by the police walking near Shenandoah Drive and 4th Avenue where he got arrested at around 3.20 pm.
"I thought I saw a body on the pavement, but I wasn't overly sure," Carrol Erath, who lives nearby the scene, told the local news outlet. "It's shocking, I just couldn't believe somebody would be so brutal to somebody else." According to the investigators, Saborit knew Thayer and it wasn't a random attack, Shakopee police said. Saborit is being held at Scott County Jail as of Thursday, July 29 evening.
Thayer allegedly worked at Dollar Tree and MyPillow. Her coworkers said she had been in a long-term relationship with Saborit, and alleged that domestic violence had been a 'consistent problem' between the couple. In 2017, Saborit was convicted of domestic assault in Carver County. "The Shakopee Police Department also wants to express its appreciation to the agencies who responded to assist on the incident. The department would also like to extend its condolences to the family of the victim,” the police department said in a press release. Neighbors said that they were stunned by the daytime beheading. "I have no words for it. Just scary. I just feel very sorry for the families," said neighbor Jessica Sondrol.