On Sept. 10, 2017 the Redwood Falls Police Department and North Ambulance responded to the Sunwood Good Samaritan Society Center located at 200 South DeKalb Street in Redwood Falls for a call a resident had fallen and broken her leg. The victim, Evelyn Schweim, was eventually airlifted to North Memorial Hospital for treatment but died on September 17.
Based on a report filed with the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center the Redwood Falls Police Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident.
At the conclusion of that investigation the Redwood County Attorney’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, Francisco Javier Ramirez, 29, of Renville. The warrant included charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminal neglect and mistreatment of a resident or patient.
On May 30, 2018, Ramirez turned himself in to the Redwood County Jail and is awaiting court proceedings.