Body Recovered from Mississippi River Near Deer River

Body Recovered from Mississippi River Near Deer River Click to Enlarge

DEER RIVER - After searching for a missing Deer River (MN) man, authorities have recovered a man’s body from the Mississippi River.

The Cass County Sheriff’s office says the body was found around 2:45 PM on Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Office has not identified the victim, but deputies learned Wednesday night that a 41-year-old Deer River man had been with friends at Schoolcraft State Park in rural Deer River. The man walked away from the area earlier that evening.

Searches were conducted Wednesday and Thursday.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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