Man to be charged for murder

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Tuesday, December 11, 1990
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ALBERT LEA -- A 43-yearold Albert Lea man is expected to be charged today in Freeborn County Court with the murder of Douglas Jacob Freese, 26, of rural Lyle.

Dale Alan Ellegaard was arrested at his home Sunday by the Freeborn County Sheriff's Department.

Freese was found dead outside an Intestate 90 rest stop east of Albert Lea Saturday night. An autopsy was conducted Monday in the Twin Cities but no results have been released, according to the department. It is believed Freese was beaten to death.

The department is still investigating the death but has not determined a motive, a department spokesman said. The men were acquaintances who were seen together at an Austin bar earlier Saturday night.

The Freeborn County Attorney's Office will decide on which charges will be filed against Ellegard.