A Death in White Bear Lake: The Child Abuse Case That Led to Murder

The suspicious death of Dennis Jurgens wasn’t properly investigated for 20 years.

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  • Photo Credit: Dennis Jurgens

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A Death in White Bear Lake

"There was obviously going to be trouble, and he didn’t want to get involved."
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  • The house at 2148 South Gardenette Drive, White Bear Lake, where the Jurgenses lived from 1957 to 1967.Photo Credit: Patti Wahlqusit, "White Bear Press"
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  • Lois walks past the TV cameras on her way to the courtroom on January 30, 1987, to plead not guilty to three counts of murder. Her attorney Doug Thomson (left) follows, and Harold Jurgens is behind him.Photo Credit: Richard Marshall, "St. Paul Pioneer Dispatch"