Railroad bridge where body was found


Two reported homicides in Minneapolis

Bodies were found near riverfront, northeast

August 13, 2019 - 4:55 am

Police are working two reported homicides in Minneapolis that happened in an eight-hour period.

It was 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when a 911 caller reported a man down on a railroad bridge at 16th and Marshall in northeast Minneapolis.

"Officers arrived with medical personnel, and that person, a male, was found deceased on the bridge," said the MPD's Darcy Horn. "Our crime lab responded to process the scene, and collect evidence."

This came after a man was found dead on a bike path near Mill Ruins Park along the Mississippi River waterfront.

It happended around midnight Monday near the 200 block of West River Parkway, between the Third Avenue Bridge and Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

Police on routine patrol found the body of a man who looked to have suffered some sort of trauma. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators spent the night canvassing the area looking for anybody who may have seen or heard anything. 

"This is an unfolding scene at this time," said the MPD's John Elder. "It is a large scene, as we don't really even know what happened to this individual."

There's no word on the identity of the victim.

Anybody with information about either incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers.

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