Police Investigating Death After Dispute In St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Authorities said they are investigating a death in St. Paul early Tuesday morning after a dispute in the Dayton’s Bluff area.

Police were called around 1 a.m. to the 700 block of East 3rd Street after a reported dispute in the area.

When they arrived, they found a man dead inside a residence. It wasn’t immediately clear how the man died, but police said the parties involved likely knew each other and a physical fight occurred while they were allegedly drinking.

“We did question suspects, and investigators are looking into what happened,” said St. Paul spokesman Paul Paulos.

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On Tuesday afternoon, police identified the man as Joseph Michael Saros, 43, of St. Paul. His exact cause of death will be released at a later time.

One person was taken into custody, and a second person was being questioned. Police said that, as of Tuesday afternoon, they were involved in a death investigation, as opposed to a homicide investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Paul Police Homicide Unit at (651) 266-5650.

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