Alissa Troester, 26, was found deceased in her Mankato home on 08/28/20.  Investigators determined her death to be related to a drug overdose.  The Ramsey County Medical Examiner determined the cause of Troester’s death to be Fentanyl Toxicity.

On 10/28/20 Agents with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force arrested 37-year-old Jesse Ray Skelly of Rochester, MN.  An investigation into the source of the fatal substance that caused the death of Troester led investigators to Skelly.  Skelly was arrested in Rochester and transported to the Blue Earth County Jail in Mankato where he was booked on charges of 3rd Degree Murder.

Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force Agents were assisted by Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Southeast Gang and Drug Task Force during the investigation.