Skip to main content

Police investigate 'badly decomposed' body found in St. Croix River

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Police are investigating after a body washed ashore on the St. Croix River Friday afternoon.

Cmdr. Jerry Cusick, of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, told KSTP that the body was found in Lakeland Shores at around 2:34 p.m.

The TV station notes that it washed up near a home in the 190 block of Lakeland Shores Road.

According to the Pioneer Press, it was "badly decomposed" and as yet has not been identified by authorities, though they do believe the remains are those of a man.

Investigators told the newspaper there has been no recent missing person cases in the area, and are continuing with their enquiries.

Lakeland Shores is a residential city with a population of 355, located on the banks of the St. Croix River, near to the Interstate 94 crossing into Wisconsin.

We will provide more information on this story when it becomes available.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 4.53.56 PM

Abortion-rights protestors clash with driver in downtown Duluth

Police say they've cleared the driver of any wrong-doing.

Delta

Report: Hundreds of Delta flights for holiday weekend don't have pilots

It could be a brutal travel weekend due to major staffing issues at Delta.

image

Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus

Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.

syphilis

Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases

The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Airport police intercept 5,600 fentanyl pills headed to St. Cloud

Three were arrested following a police raid in St. Cloud.

covid

Minnesota switches to weekly COVID updates

The weekly updates will be provided on Thursdays.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.22.08 PM

Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive

The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.

monkeypox

Minnesota confirms second case of monkeypox virus

More cases are expected in the coming days and weeks, the health department says.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29

One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 10.19.37 AM

Drone drops bag of candy near kids fishing

A black SUV quickly left the area afterwards.

Related