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Attorney General Jackley Announces Jay Ostrem Indicted in Centerville Triple Murder Investigation.
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Former Centerville mayor indicted on murder charges

CENTERVILLE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that 64-year-old Jay Ostrem (Ah-strum) of Centerville has now been indicted on nine felony counts in the May 27 shooting deaths of three people in Centerville.

Ostrem was indicted Wednesday by a Turner County Grand Jury on three counts of First Degree Murder, three counts of Second Degree Murder, and three counts of Felony First Degree Murder While In the Commission of a Burglary.

The incident was reported near 10 p.m. May 27 at a residence in Centerville.

Victims were identified as Paul Wyland Frankus, 26; Zachary Frankus, 21; and, Timothy Richmond, 35.

South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation. The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case.

Ostrem’s next court appearance is scheduled for 3 p.m., June 20 at the McCook County Courthouse in Salem. He remains held on a $1 million cash only bond in the Minnehaha County Jail.

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