T-shirt may lead to clues in Cromwell homicide investigationThe Carlton County Sheriff's Office has released updated information in the investigation into the homicide deaths of Tom Holm and Kim Schmitz in Cromwell.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
A T-shirt may be the key to evidence in the double homicide deaths of Cromwell residents Tom Holm and Kim Schmitz on Jan. 9.
The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office this week released information that a T-shirt was found in Holm’s red Chevrolet pickup truck, whose burned-out chassis was discovered the evening of Jan. 8 near the 7700 block of Albert Road in St. Louis County. Lake said the T-shirt was damaged but not destroyed.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the South Pole brand T-shirt was dark colored, with a trademark South Pole logo on it and the words “Utmost Supremacy” printed across the top.
“This T-shirt is believed to be associated with the suspect or suspects in the Cromwell homicide,” stated Sheriff Kelly Lake.
Law enforcement is looking for information on the identity of anyone known to wear this type of T-shirt. Anybody having any information, or who remembers seeing anyone wearing this T-shirt, is asked to contact the Carlton County Sheriff’s office at 218-384-3236. An anonymous tip line has also been set up at Crime Stoppers of Minnesota at 800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersmn.org.
There is a $10,000 reward being offered for information related to the identities of the individuals responsible for the deaths of Holm and Schmitz.
Lake said as release of the news about the T-shirt began to circulate around the county this week, it had already begun to generate some leads by mid-Wednesday that the sheriff’s department is following up on.
When asked if the lab results from tests taken by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at the scene of the crime have been completed, Lake commented, “There’s nothing yet from the BCA that I’m releasing.”
Holm and Schmitz were both found shot to death in their home on Krogh Road just north of Cromwell. Since that time, dozens of leads have been followed up, but no suspects have yet been taken into custody.