The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office released the name on July 18 of a rural Perham man who was arrested in connection with the death of a woman on July 17. The death occurred east of Perham on Big Pine Lake.

Formal charges were expected to be filed against Paul Edward Mart, 79, related to the death of Jean Harriette Mart, 77.

According to a release from the OTC Sheriff’s Office, sheriff deputies were called to Big Pine Lake at 10:36 a.m. July 17, following a report that a man had killed a woman. Multiple agencies responded, including the Otter Tail County SWAT Team. 

Authorities found a female deceased and a man was arrested. The names were initially not released to the general public.