Arrest made in Mitchell death

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Mitchell law enforcement say an arrest has been made in the investigation of a female that was found this week in Mitchell.

The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Melody Fae Gooch of Detroit, MI. Her partially dismembered body was discovered shortly before 11:00 o’clock Monday night at the Mitchell I-90 Travel Center.

Jackley says their investigation led to the arrest of 50-year-old Anthony Harris, also of Detroit. He has been detained in Washington State and is charged with Second-Degree Murder.

He says the investigation is ongoing.

Niether the victim nor the suspect have any known ties to South Dakota.


March 15, 2024