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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2014
Death Investigation Underway in Benton County

‚ÄčThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), Becker County Sheriff's Office and White Earth Tribal Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding a death in the rural Becker County community of Ogema.

Last night at around 10 p.m. Becker County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 911 call that an individual had been run over by a vehicle in the area of 370th Street East near Kay's Corner in Ogema. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased male at the scene. Investigators determined that foul play may be involved and contacted the BCA for investigative and crime scene assistance.

Investigators are in the process of collecting evidence and conducting interviews. The individual's body is being taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy and formal identification. The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the BCA, Becker County Sheriff's Office and White Earth Police Department with the investigation.

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