Bones found in Fridley identified as missing man

The human remains were found by a walker on April 1.
Author:
Publish date:

Human remains found in Fridley on April 1 have been identified as a Fridley man who was reported missing in June 2019. 

Bones were discovered by someone walking their dogs in the area of the 6000 block of East River Road, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

"The remains were found in a wooded area along a fence line just west of Stevenson Elementary School," a release from the sheriff's office says. 

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office identified the remains as Scott Michael Waisanen, 48, who was homeless and reported missing on June 8, 2019. The sheriff's office noted that "it was not uncommon for him to be without communication for extended periods of time." 

A cause of death has not been determined and an investigation continues to be led by the Fridley Police Department, Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. 

No further information has been released. 

Next Up

vaccine

It could take months to vaccinate MN teachers, people 65 and older

"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.

Herb Brooks statue

Trump's planned statue garden would include 2 Minnesotans, others with MN links

But there were some notable names absent from the wide-ranging and eclectic list.

k9 zeke

Petition seeks to allow retired Corcoran officer to keep K9 partner

Corcoran's public safety director says if K9 Zeke is donated to the officer it will be a loss for the department.

covid

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 18

The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Tom Kelly Jr.

Tom Kelly Jr., son of Twins World Series manager, dies at 42

He was a member of the 2001 UST national championship team.

Hennepin County CSI

Police: Man shot in the head by woman in Richfield

It happened in the early hours of Monday.

University of St. Thomas

St. Thomas students robbed by suspects in ski masks

Nobody was injured in the early Saturday incident.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

Amid huge police presence, weekend rallies at state Capitol were tiny and peaceful

Officials across the U.S. remain on alert for possible violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

Related

Steven Holm

Family: Missing man's remains found at southeast MN state park

The sheriff's office has not officially identified the human remains.

Screen Shot 2020-05-11 at 8.30.26 AM

Human remains found by farmer ID'd as 2019 car crash victim

The 36-year-old had been missing since his vehicle was found crashed in a ditch.

Remains found near Cottonwood River ID'd as missing man

His remains were found next to a gun on Sunday, July 29.

Anthony Puckett

Missing Superior man's body found in Wisconsin river

The 40-year-old was reported missing late Monday, April 22.

Gun, bones found in area where man went missing in June

The medical examiner will compare DNA samples before identifying the remains.

Screen Shot 2020-10-16 at 11.28.51 AM

Teen missing in Fridley is found safe

The 18-year-old was last seen Thursday evening.