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UPDATE: Body found in railroad bridge pylon encasement by Red River

On March 22nd, at approximately 3:17 pm, Grand Forks Police Department officers were dispatched to the Greenway in the area of the railroad bridge, near downtown Grand Forks, on a report that a passerby had discovered a deceased person.

Responding officers did discover what appears to be a deceased victim, partially encased in ice. There are no early indications of foul play, although very few details regarding the victim or the circumstances of death are available at the time of this release. Emergency responders remain on scene, and the public is encouraged to remain clear of the area this evening, to allow responders to free the victim and properly process the scene. There is no indication of any ongoing danger to the public, related to this incident, at this time.

The Grand Forks Police Department would like to thank the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Forks Fire Department, and Altru Ambulance, for their ongoing assistance in this incident.

This investigation is active and ongoing, and the Grand Forks Police Department would ask anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to contact investigators through any of the methods provided below:

Phone:   701-787-8000


Text:     Text the word “GFPD” and the tip to 847411 (“TIP411”)

Recovery efforts are complete at this time and the victim has been transported to the medical examiner’s office.

This remains an active investigation. Additional information will be released as it develops.





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