Donald Blom, the man who kidnapped and killed 19-year-old Moose Lake convenience store worker Katie Poirier in one of the state's most-publicized crimes, has returned to Minnesota.
Prison records show that Blom, who is serving a life sentence without parole for first-degree murder in the 1999 abduction and killing of the Barnum woman, is now incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault.
Blom, 68, had been serving his sentence at a Pennsylvania facility. High-profile inmates are sometimes sent out of state for security purposes.
The Faribault prison is a mostly medium-security facility with some minimum-security units. With approximately 2,000 male inmates, it has the largest population of the state prison system.
It remained unclear when and why Blom was moved back to the state. A Department of Corrections spokeswoman did not immediately have information on the move.