Sonja Moen Obituary, Death – In a tragic incident that unfolded on Thursday, August 10, 2023, the West Fargo Police Department responded to a distressing call for a medical emergency in the quiet neighborhood of the 1100 block of Eaglewood Avenue W. The scene they encountered was heart-wrenching.
As officers discovered the lifeless body of an adult female inside a residence. Following an intensive and meticulous preliminary investigation, law enforcement officials swiftly apprehended Spencer Moen, a 31-year-old resident of West Fargo, North Dakota. Based on the evidence collected at the scene, Moen was arrested on charges of Murder and is currently being held at the Cass County Jail.
This unfortunate incident has cast a pall of sorrow over the community, prompting Chief Denis Otterness to issue a statement assuring the residents of West Fargo that this is an isolated event and that there is no ongoing threat to public safety. Chief Otterness conveyed the sincere condolences of the West Fargo Police Department to the grieving family and friends of the victim.
Tragically, this is not the first encounter with the law for Spencer Moen. On December 8, 2019, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on 10 12 Ave. W. in West Fargo. Upon arrival, Moen’s belligerent behavior complicated the situation. Reports indicate that Moen had been drinking heavily that day, returning from an outing to watch a Vikings game with another individual.
During the incident, Moen allegedly assaulted the other man, choking him and inflicting visible injuries. The woman inside the house alerted authorities to the escalating situation, which resulted in Moen’s detainment on suspicion of serious domestic assault. The recent tragedy has shaken the community of West Fargo and serves as a somber reminder of the devastating consequences of violence.
The authorities remain committed to upholding the safety and security of the community while diligently pursuing justice for the victim and her loved ones. As the investigation continues, the West Fargo Police Department urges residents to come together, support one another, and contribute to the healing process in the wake of this heartbreaking event.