Skip to main content

A body was found in the St. Croix River within the Stillwater Township on Monday.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said they found an unoccupied fishing boat along the shoreline near the St. Croix boom site just after 9 a.m.

Deputies went to the area and determined that the abandoned boat belonged to a 43-year-old man from White Bear Lake. A truck belonging to the same person was found in the parking lot nearby.

After authorities contacted the owner's family, they confirmed that the man fishes in the area "usually alone and during the late evening hours." They told deputies that he left to go fishing Sunday night and did not come home. 

At about 1 p.m., a body matching the description of the man was found about one mile south where the boat was found earlier in the morning.

Authorities say the man was not wearing a life jacket when found and there were no obvious signs of damage on the boat. 

The man will be officially identified when the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office conducts a full autopsy to determine the man's cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

Next Up

McKinleyWilkensMelendezMugsOCJ

Nearly 60 lbs of drugs seized in Rochester, 3 charged

The drugs consisted of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and marijuana.

Minneapolis skyline

Climate change in Minnesota is clearly seen at night

A lot of warm days and far fewer chilly nights.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Driver, 83, killed in collision with semi-truck in Northfield

The Northfield man died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Taco Bell

Impatient driver who fatally struck woman outside Taco Bell sentenced

Tammy Renae Olson was sentenced to four years in prison.

bmw-g1a1c50760_1280

Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro

They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.

fire truck

Fire table sparks blaze at Edina home

The fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

money hundred dollar bills

Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer

Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.

Hsa Law Yaw Say

Shot woman who sparked appeal found injured at Twin Cities hotel

Authorities began searching for Hsa Say early Monday morning.

image

Development may bring changes to Stonebrooke Golf Club in 2023

The popular southwest metro golf course offers scenic views of O'Dowd Lake.

image

Homeowners alert DNR to grouse hunting complaints in Northland

Some hunters are allegedly shooting directly in front of houses.

STPTeensChildTortureRCJ

Charges: Teen couple tortured children while babysitting in St. Paul

A doctor called this "the worst case of abuse he has seen in over 20 years."

Myth

New apartment proposal could spell the end for Myth Live

Myth Live in Maplewood has a spotty past with the surrounding community.

Related

Emmanuel Chieh

Body found in river near Fargo identified

According to the man's Facebook page, he leaves behind a young daughter.

Pixabay - water surface

Body recovered in Mississippi River in Wisconsin

The woman has been identified as a 61-year-old woman from Independence, Wisconsin.

Lake Bemidji

DNR biologist finds man's body in Lake Bemidji

Deputies also found clothing and "personal items" on the shore close to where the man was found.

Wild rice harvest on Mud Lake

Missing man who was harvesting wild rice found dead in MN river

The 43-year-old man was identified Monday afternoon.

Body pulled from St. Croix River near Stillwater

The discovery was made lunchtime Friday.

Red River Moorhead

Body pulled from Red River in Moorhead

Police said it was discovered by a group of youths at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Boat explodes on St. Croix River near Minnesota-Wisconsin border

No one was injured but it was quite the scene on Friday evening.

Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale

Body found along shoreline of Crystal Lake

Police identified the body as a male Tuesday afternoon.