Human remains found may be missing Burnsville man


Police say human remains found in a Burnsville park Saturday could be that of a man reported missing a year ago.

Sgt. Rory Bochniak tells FOX 9 that a man walking his dog discovered the skeletal remains in the woods of Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve around 5:30 p.m.

Lorenzo Pacheco Orozco, 61, was reported missing on April 15, 2012 after he walked away from his home near west Burnsville Parkway, less than a mile from the northernmost tip of the 2,400-acre reserve, according to the Patch.

An extensive search by police was unsuccessful.

Bochniak says Orozco had medical issues, including a bad limp that made it difficult to walk, the Pioneer Press reports. Orozco had also been diagnosed with dementia after suffering a brain injury, according to KARE 11. No foul play is suspected.

The remains have not yet been positively identified.

Next Up

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 26

The health departments provided new data daily at 11 a.m.


What health officials know, don't know about Brazil P.1 variant

Minnesota health officials confirmed the first case of the P.1 variant in the U.S.

christopher and banks

Christopher & Banks closing stores for good, laying off 361 people at Plymouth facility

The layoffs began earlier this month and will continue through March.

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.56.43 AM

Tributes, donations after death of popular South High School teacher

The fundraiser had raised more than $9,000 of its $15,000 as of Tuesday.

Target headquarters

2 men plead guilty to arson at Target headquarters in Minneapolis

The two men were charged in the Aug. 26, 2020, arson that happened following false rumors about a police shooting.

State Capitol.

MN House votes to condemn insurrection and false election claims, 8 GOPers vote against

The resolution condemned violence at the U.S. and state capitols and declared support for 2020 election results.

Michelle Young

Teacher from Edina steals Matt James' heart on 'The Bachelor'

She's also a former high school and college basketball star.