Woman Found Beheaded on Sidewalk in Gruesome Attack Filmed by Onlooker: Reports

A Minnesota man has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s attack that reportedly left a woman stabbed and decapitated on a public sidewalk.

According to KSTP, Shakopee police responded to the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street amid reports of a woman without a head being pulled out of a vehicle and a man walking down an alley. The victim, identified as America Thayer, 55, was found on a sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene.

KSTP reported that Thayer’s decapitated body and her head were found lying next to a vehicle. Police wrote that a sheath for a large knife and a knife were recovered from a trash can in the alley, in addition to a shirt and bloody shoes.

Police said they quickly apprehended Alexis Saborit, 42, in connection with Thayer’s slaying. According to WCCO, Thayer and Saborit had a long-term relationship that law enforcement is aware of. Saborit has a 2017 conviction for domestic assault in Carver County.

Bring Me The News reported that a video circulating online shows part of Wednesday’s slaying.

“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,” Shakopee police Chief Jeff Tate told the news outlet.

Jail records indicate that Saborit remains detained on suspicion of second-degree murder.

This is a developing story. Check back with Crime Online for updates as they are made available. 

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[Featured image: America Thayer/Facebook; Alexis Saborit/Scott County Jail]