Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what’s being described as a suspicious death after the discovery of a body in rural northwest Rochester Monday afternoon. 

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Sheriff’s Captain James Schueller said he could only release minimal information Monday morning, however he did say investigators believe the body is that of a female and said deputies are working on notifying the woman’s family members. The woman’s name will not be released until her family has been notified of her death. 


Deputies responded to the body discovery at the intersection of River Bluff Ln. and West River Rd. shortly before 4:30 p.m. The caller reported walking her dog when the dog led her off the road into a ditch where she reportedly saw an arm sticking out of the snow. 

Schueller said the BCA also responded to the body discovery due to the weather conditions and nature of the crime scene. The investigation is being described as active and Schueller said the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Investigation Division is working to establish a timeline and other facts related to the body discovery.

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