Police: 'nothing suspicious' about body found in Duluth storm sewer

The body has not yet been identified.
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Police say they haven't found anything that would suggest foul play in connection with the body that was found in a storm sewer in Duluth last week.

"The initial investigation into this death suggests nothing suspicious," Duluth police Lt. Mike Ceynowa told GoMN Monday afternoon.

Who the person was is still unknown. The remains were sent to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in the Twin Cities.

Ceynowa said an autopsy had been completed, but officials are waiting on DNA results in order to get a positive identification.

He told the Duluth News Tribune that authorities believe the body may be that of someone previously reported missing.

Read the previous story from Sunday below.

Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a storm sewer in Duluth earlier this week. 

Officers responded to a report about a possible body near the Lakewalk in Canal Park on Thursday afternoon, the Duluth Police Department told GoMN.

Public works employees had found it while conducting routine maintenance at a public restroom facility, the Duluth News Tribune says.

Police say a "badly decomposed" body was removed from the storm sewer located there.

The department told FOX 21 that the body was located roughly 10 feet below the surface.

The body was transported to Midwest Medical Examiners for an autopsy and identification. 

That's about all the information authorities have released for now. GoMN reached out the medical examiner to see if the autopsy had been completed, but the office wasn't open Sunday.

Duluth Police said they will continue to investigate the incident and will provide additional details when they become available.

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