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Body pulled from Mississippi River identified as missing U of M employee

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A body pulled from the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified as a missing University of Minnesota employee, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner says.

While the body is that of 55-year-old Rinzin Dorjee, the cause of his death is still being investigated, the medical examiner's announcement says.

U of M police say a co-worker reported Dorjee missing late Thursday night. Investigators said video showed
Dorjee was alone when he left the building where he worked and was walking toward Fulton and Ontario Streets. Blood found in the area suggested he may have been injured while at work but it does not appear that he sought any medical attention, police say.

Dorjee did not return home that night and investigators found his car unoccupied.

The missing person alert issued Friday said he was wearing black hospital scrubs. His body was recovered on Saturday.

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