Two Kids Stumble Across Body In Mississippi River

MINNEAPOLIS — St. Paul Police are trying to identify a body pulled from the Mississippi River.

The body was discovered by two children at 1:09 p.m. Saturday near the area of South Joy Avenue and West Water Street.

Sgt. Paul Paulos says the body was located near a main railroad trestle by the Union Pacific railroad bridge. The kids who discovered the body quickly told railroad workers, who then called police.

“It’s unclear who this person is at this time,” Paulos said. “We’re working with our partners at the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office to determine who the party was that was found floating in the river.”

Paulos says the man didn’t have any identification on him.

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  • ez

    It’s probably the person that was reported to have jumped off of the interstate 94 bridge on the 19th.

    • freakofcars

      I think that was highway 52 south. Lafayette bridge.

  • Kevin

    Gosh…..really? No way!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Murph

    Probably just got overheated in this weather and decided to take a swim! Must be a hearty Swede! Or was !

  • Sum Guy

    “Stumble Across Body” good thing it was not a deep hole. They should look where they are going.

  • do do

    yea , he jumped off the Lafayette bridge and floated up stream……DAAAAAA

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