Justice Heinrichs, a 21-year-old resident of Stillwater, tragically passed away at the Washington County Jail on December 29, 2023. Authorities found her unresponsive and not breathing in her assigned cell at approximately 12:40 a.m. The circumstances surrounding her death are under investigation by the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, with preliminary indications suggesting a death by suicide.
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Justice Heinrichs was brought to the Washington County Jail on December 20, 2023, from the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul. She faced charges related to a warrant from the Bayport Police Department for fifth-degree possession of marijuana. Earlier, on December 18, she was arrested by the Roseville Police Department on charges of auto theft, leading to her subsequent booking and release to Washington County.
The Mourning Parents
Parents Destine Fobbs and Karl Heinrichs express their grief and seek answers regarding the circumstances surrounding Justice’s death. Living in Baldwin, Wis., Fobbs questions the safety of her daughter in jail, pleading for clarity. Karl Heinrichs, known as “Sir Death” among Minnesota Vikings fans, emphasizes the pursuit of justice for Justice, underlining an ongoing investigation and the family’s quest for answers.
Justice Heinrichs Obituary
A graduate of Stillwater Area High School in 2020, Justice was not only known for her struggles with drug addiction but also her artistic talents. Fobbs remembers her daughter as a brilliant artist, with a penchant for drawing everything from portraits to landscapes. Despite her intelligence, Justice had faced challenges in channeling her potential.
A Viking World Order Superfan’s Tragedy
Karl Heinrichs, a dedicated Minnesota Vikings superfan, shared a profound connection with his daughter. On game days, he wore a customized purple belt with “Sir Death” written on it, displaying his commitment to the Viking World Order fan club. His emotional tribute on the “Sir Death” Facebook page expressed the profound impact of losing his child, describing it as the hardest thing one could ever endure.
Friends have initiated a GoFundMe page to assist with funeral expenses, reflecting the community’s desire to support the family during this challenging time. A private funeral service is planned, with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Stillwater overseeing the arrangements.
As the community mourns Justice Heinrichs’ untimely departure, questions linger, and loved ones seek solace amidst the painful circumstances.