The Minot Police Department was notified by the ND State Crime Lab and the ND State Forensic Examiner’s Office that a positive identification has been made on the victim found in the car fire from June 3rd, 2021. The ND Forensic Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as 33-year-old Domonique Kelley, of Minot. Police have been in contact with the family, and they have been notified of the identification. Police are requesting anyone who had correspondence with the victim on June 3rd or before, contact the Minot Police Department at 701-852-0111.
The Minot Police Department continue to investigate this as a homicide and have requested the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to provide technical, forensics, and investigative assistance.
Police are actively looking for two vehicle that are associated with this case. A Black 2017 Yukon Denali and a gray 2013 Chrysler 300. Both vehicles are reported as stolen.
The black 2017 Yukon Denali has North Dakota Plates: 493CCV. Vehicle has black rims, blacked-out GMC decals, and purple sticker decals (Actual vehicle pictured below):
The 2013 gray Chrysler 300 had ND license plates 962DDB (similar to picture below):
-Not actual vehicle pictured-
If you know the whereabouts of either of these two vehicles, please contact the Minot Police Department. The Police
Department can be reached at 701-852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 701-852-7463 (701-85-CRIME). Callers can remain
anonymous and may be eligible for a reward for information.
The Minot Police Department is working with the North Dakota State Forensic Examiner’s Office and the North Dakota
State Crime Laboratory to identify the human remains found in the vehicle fire from June 3rd,2021. The Forensic
Examiner’s Office has determined the remains are of an adult female, but due to extreme circumstances surrounding
this case, we must wait for DNA results for a positive identification. DNA identification is a time consuming process and
can take weeks to complete. Investigators have strong evidence to suggest the identity of the victim, but we cannot
release this information until a positive identification is made. We have been in contact with family of the presumed
victim. Upon identification we will provide family ample time to ensure all family notifications have been completed.
Original Release 6/03/2021:
The Minot Police Department is investigating a suspicious death and vehicle fire in SE Minot.
At around 1 am the Minot Fire Department was alerted to a fully engulfed vehicle fire in SE Minot. Police and fire units
responded to the scene. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and found a single occupant in the vehicle. Police are
actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this fire and death as well as working to identify the victim. No
further information is available at this time.