Body found after fire extinguished in Minneapolis building

Body found after fire extinguished in Minneapolis building Photo: Photo Courtesy KSTP.

Created: February 28, 2020 07:17 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - Police say the death of a man whose body was found after firefighters extinguished a fire in a northeast Minneapolis building is suspicious.

Police spokesman John Elder says firefighters were called to the building about 2:30 a.m. Friday to put out a small fire and found the body nearby. Homicide investigators determined the man's death is suspicious.


The Star Tribune says the police department's crime lab remained at the scene for several hours collecting evidence. There have been no arrests.  

Elder says the Hennepin County medical examiner will identify the victim and release the cause of death. 

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