MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It sounds like something straight from the movies: 10 college friends celebrating a bachelor party with a road trip to the Kentucky Derby when they find a dead body in a rented RV.
After Dan Trainor and his friends rented the RV Thursday from a man in Anoka none of them knew personally, they headed south. That’s when they pulled off into the Shopko parking lot in Winona to make sure they were all packed up and ready to go.
But when packing, a friend noticed a foul smell from an outside front compartment and asked Trainor to take a look.
“So I opened it up, and I saw the legs,” Trainor said. “And my mouth just dropped. So I just kind of closed it, turned around and said, ‘That’s a body.'”
Winona police responded to the scene, and investigators in Anoka County are now also working the case.