America Thayer beheaded latest – Alexis Saborit arrested in Shakopee, Minnesota after video of ‘bloody body’ shared


A MAN was arrested for allegedly “beheading and dumping the ‘bloody body’ of a Minnesota woman on the street,” police said.

Disturbing footage circulating online appeared to show the moment America Thayer, 55, was dragged from her car and attacked before her body was left on the pavement in Shakopee, Minneapolis, on Wednesday.

Police said Alexis Saborit, 42, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder after her grisly death as officers recovered a large knife in an alley near the scene.

Thayer and Saborit were reportedly in a relationship with each other and cops said it was “not a random act.”

Thayer worked at Dollar Tree and My Pillow, where co-workers claimed she was allegedly domestically abused by the suspect, KMSP reported.

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  • A ‘DANGER TO SOCIETY’

    Alexis Saborit – the man who beheaded his partner America Thayer in broad daylight – was freed on bail despite being a “danger to society.”

    The Minnesota man was out on bail for arson and property damage for allegedly trying to burn down his apartment when he killed America.

    One Twitter user dredged up a ruling by Judge Richard C. Perkins ordering Saborit’s release in March despite the defense’s claim he was mentally ill and that his release would “endanger safety of any person or the community.”

  • VIGIL FOR AMERICA THAYER

    Thayer’s friends left posters and roses at the site of her death.

  • NEIGHBOR DESCRIBED THAYER AS ‘HAPPY AND BUBBLY’

    America Thayer’s neighbor described her as “happy and bubbly.”

  • ARRESTED ON SUSPICION

    Horrifying footage that circulated online appeared to show the moment the victim was dragged from her car and attacked before her body was dumped in the street in Shakopee, Minneapolis, on Wednesday.

    One day later, police said Alexis Saborit, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder following the death of 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer.

    Officers recovered a large knife in an alley near the scene.

    The two are said to have been in a relationship with each other and cops said it was “not a random act.”

    Alexis-Saborit, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murderCredit: Scott County Sheriff’s Office

     

  • FRIENDS REMEMBER THAYER

    Friends remembered Thayer as hardworking, kind and warm, according to SW News Media.

    Nicky Kendrick knew the victim for five years and said she visited her every day at work.

    “She was soft-spoken, so funny and always had amazing stories. She always went out of her way to say hi to me when she saw me,” Kendrick reportedly told SW News Media.

    “She was just truly the kindest to everyone. I haven’t met anyone as genuinely kind as America was since my late grandma.”

    “I had no idea it was her at first, and then a mutual friend messaged me and it all clicked,” she told the outlet. “I’m devastated, it’s unreal and I just have no words.”

  • WHERE IS SABORIT BEING HELD?

    Saborit is being held at the Scott County Jail in Iowa and has been charged with second-degree murder.

    The 42-year-old suspect had previously been convicted of gross misdemeanor domestic assault, the outlet reported.

  • WHO IS ALEXIS SABORIT AND WHAT DID HE ALLEGEDLY DO?

    Alexis Saborit, 42, was the partner of Thayer and the alleged suspect of the horrific murder.

    In a statement, the Shakopee Police Department confirmed that Saborit was arrested in connection with Thayer’s murder.

    On July 28, police responded to calls of a stabbing; they then discovered a women’s decapitated body next to a car with her head nearby, according to a search warrant obtained by KMSP Fox 9.

    Police later identified the woman as Thayer, who was found with stab wounds at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street at around 2.31pm in Minneapolis.

  • ‘DEEPLY DISTURBING’

    Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate told Bring Me The News: “We are aware that a bystander took a video of this incident. We have that video. It is deeply disturbing that the first instinct was to post that on social media.

    “This woman has a son, has a family and people that care about her and the last place anyone should find out about a tragedy involving a loved one is via social media.

    “Thankfully we were able to apprehend this individual quickly.”

  • NO SHOW FOR COURT DATE

    On the day Alexis Saborit allegedly committed the atrocious murder, he was scheduled to appear in court but did not show up.

    The 42-year-old had a history of domestic abuse,  America Mafilda Thayer’s former colleagues have said, while court documents obtained by FOX 9 show he had been previously convicted of gross misdemeanour domestic assault in 2017.

    It’s also understood America fled to a neighbor’s house in the middle of the night fearing for her life a month before her death.

  • WHO WAS AMERICAN MAFALDA THAYER?

    America Mafalda Thayer was the victim of a horrific murder that took place in a street in Shakopee, Minneapolis, on July 28, 2021.

    In a press release, Shakopee Police Department confirmed that Ms Thayer, 55, was found with stab wounds at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street at around 2.31pm.

    After police responded to calls of a stabbing, they discovered the woman’s decapitated body next to a car, with her head nearby, according to a search warrant obtained by KMSP.

  • DOMESTIC ASSAULT

    Alexis Saborit had previously been convicted of gross misdemeanour domestic assault.

    About a month before the incident, America Mafilda Thayer’s neighbour, Faith Howie, recalls the moment she sought her help, according to the International Business Times.

    “She came around 1:30, 2 in the morning and knocked. She goes, ‘Can I sleep here tonight? I’m afraid he is going to get up and start in again,'” Faith said.

  • NO SHOW FOR COURT DATE

    On the day Alexis Saborit allegedly committed the atrocious murder, he was scheduled to appear in court but did not show up.

    The 42-year-old had a history of domestic abuse,  America Mafilda Thayer’s former colleagues have said, while court documents obtained by FOX 9 show he had been previously convicted of gross misdemeanour domestic assault in 2017.

    It’s also understood America fled to a neighbor’s house in the middle of the night fearing for her life a month before her death.

  • A ‘DANGER TO SOCIETY’

    Alexis Saborit – the man who beheaded his partner America Thayer in broad daylight – was freed on bail despite being a “danger to society.”

    The Minnesota man was out on bail for arson and property damage for allegedly trying to burn down his apartment when he killed America.

    One Twitter user dredged up a ruling by Judge Richard C. Perkins ordering Saborit’s release in March despite the defense’s claim he was mentally ill and that his release would “endanger safety of any person or the community.”

  • ‘NOT A RANDOM ACT’

    Alexis Saboirt and America Mafilda Thayer were believed to have been in a relationship with each other at the time of her death – leading police to believed that the alleged attack was “not a random act.”

    The police said: “At this time, investigators believe the suspect knew the victim and this wasn’t a random act.

    “Investigators from the Shakopee Police Department are investigating the death.”

    KMSP then reported that Ms Thayer could have been the victim of abuse at the hands of the suspect, according to colleagues at Dollar Tree and My Pillow where the 55-year-old worked.

  • WHO WAS AMERICAN MAFALDA THAYER?

    America Mafalda Thayer was the victim of a horrific murder that took place in a street in Shakopee, Minneapolis, on July 28, 2021.

    In a press release, Shakopee Police Department confirmed that Ms Thayer, 55, was found with stab wounds at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street at around 2.31pm.

    After police responded to calls of a stabbing, they discovered the woman’s decapitated body next to a car, with her head nearby, according to a search warrant obtained by KMSP.

  • ‘DEEPLY DISTURBING’

    Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate told Bring Me The News: “We are aware that a bystander took a video of this incident. We have that video. It is deeply disturbing that the first instinct was to post that on social media.

    “This woman has a son, has a family and people that care about her and the last place anyone should find out about a tragedy involving a loved one is via social media.

    “Thankfully we were able to apprehend this individual quickly.”

  • INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

    Police said: “She was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers quickly apprehended 42-year-old Alexis Saborit of Shakopee on suspicion of second-degree murder.

    “He is being held in the Scott County Jail pending charges.

    “At this time, investigators believe the suspect knew the victim and this wasn’t a random act.

    “Investigators from the Shakopee Police Department are investigating the death.”

    Footage circulating online appeared to show the victim being beheaded in broad daylight
    Footage circulating online appeared to show the victim being beheaded in broad daylightCredit: Fox9
    The two are said to have known each other and cops said it was 'not a random act'
    The two are said to have known each other and cops said it was ‘not a random act’Credit: Fox9
  • ABUSE CONVICTION

    Alexis Saborit, 42, had previously been convicted of gross misdemeanor domestic assault, KMSP News said.

  • ‘A BUBBLY PERSON’

    Lori Stejskal and Eileen Necklen used to work with Thayer at Dollar Tree.

    “A bubbly person, always smiling. Just sweet,” said Necklen.

    “I’m still kind of in shock,” added Stejskal.

    “She just loved everyone she came across. It’s just really hard and very traumatizing,” said friend Mikala Dickerson.

    America Mafalda Thayer, 52, had been abused by the suspect, colleagues said
    America Mafalda Thayer, 52, had been abused by the suspect, colleagues saidCredit: Facebook
  • ARRESTED ON SUSPICION

    Horrifying footage that circulated online appeared to show the moment the victim was dragged from her car and attacked before her body was dumped in the street in Shakopee, Minneapolis, on Wednesday.

    One day later, police said Alexis Saborit, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder following the death of 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer.

    Officers recovered a large knife in an alley near the scene.

    The two are said to have been in a relationship with each other and cops said it was “not a random act.”

    Alexis-Saborit, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder
    Alexis-Saborit, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murderCredit: Scott County Sheriff’s Office
  • ‘NOT A RANDOM ACT’

    Alexis Saborit, 42, and America Mafalda Thayer, 55, are said to have been in a relationship with each other and cops said it was “not a random act.”

    Thayer worked at Dollar Tree and My Pillow, where co-workers said she was allegedly abused by the suspect, KMSP reports.

  • HORROR VIDEO

    Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate told Bring Me The News: “We are aware that a bystander took a video of this incident. We have that video. It is deeply disturbing that the first instinct was to post that on social media.

    “This woman has a son, has a family and people that care about her and the last place anyone should find out about a tragedy involving a loved one is via social media.

    “Thankfully we were able to apprehend this individual quickly.”

  • WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED?

    Alexis Saborit was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder following the death of 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer, police said.

  • ‘IN SHOCK’

    Thayer worked at Dollar Tree and My Pillow, where co-workers said she was allegedly abused by the suspect, KMSP reports.

    Lori Stejskal and Eileen Necklen used to work with Thayer at Dollar Tree.

    “A bubbly person, always smiling. Just sweet,” said Necklen.

    “I’m still kind of in shock,” added Stejskal.

    “She just loved everyone she came across. It’s just really hard and very traumatizing,” said friend Mikala Dickerson.

  • ‘PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE’

    The police added: “She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    “Officers quickly apprehended 42-year-old Alexis Saborit of Shakopee on suspicion of second-degree murder.

    “He is being held in the Scott County Jail pending charges.

    “At this time, investigators believe the suspect knew the victim and this wasn’t a random act.

    “Investigators from the Shakopee Police Department are investigating the death.”





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