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Surveillance video adds new clue to Sioux Falls homicide investigation

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A new clue in the investigation of the death of a Sioux Falls woman. 

Surveillance video.

Kari Kirkegaard, 56, was found dead sunday night in her home in the 700 block of South Garfield Avenue.

Police continue it's investigation into what happened this weeked which could've lead to her death.

But with the discovery of this video, they're asking everyone to take a look at it to see if there's anything you see which could help police.

The eyes and ears of the community help Sioux Falls police solve many cases.  And they hope someone will recognize something about the person in this surveillance video.

Sioux Falls Police officer Sam Clemens said "we have learned that this person has been either at the victim's house or near the victim's house and so we want to talk to them, we want to find out who he is."

Until then, police also want to remind people to be aware of their surroundings.

"Making sure that their cars a locked, their windows are locked, keeping an eye on what's going on around them, if they see any type of suspicious or unusual behavior to make sure to call police," Clemens said.

And new clues from tip calls or this surveillance video could help find the person responsible for Kari Kirkegaard's death.

"Anytime we get these tips or this information and it really forwards the investigation, that's something they're working for," Clemens said.

"Once an arrest is made or an arrest warrant is issued that's really what they're shooting for, is to find out who committed this crime," Clemens added.

Which happens more often than not for Sioux Falls police.

"We don't have that many unsolved murders or homicides," Clemens said.

"For the most part we have a pretty good track record and we're able to find people that have committed the homicides and arrest them," Clemens said.

Another clue not seen in the portion of the video which was released, is the person can also be seen riding a bike.

Police are asking for anyone with information on the person in the video to call Crime Stoppers at 367-7007.

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