MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police are investigating Sunday after human remains were found in south Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Police Department says the remains were found near the intersection of 58th and Cedar avenues, near Solomon Park. Police say they responded to a call of a body found at about 10:16 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say they can’t declare if it’s a man or a woman.
Police say a man was walking his dog and found the body when the dog sniffed it out and alerted the owner. Authorities say the body was found in a wooded area of Solomon Park and the body was partially covered, likely another person. The body was “partially buried with stuff covering it,” police said.
The Minneapolis Public Works Department brought in heaters and lights, allowing investigators to work deep into the chilly night.
Blake Huovie was riding his bike near the park when caution tape along the trail forced him to stop his typical route.
“It’s a little disturbing,” he said. “I mean people think of south Minneapolis as a relatively safe place to live.”
While the scene wasn’t what neighbors expected to see on their Sunday stroll through the park, they’re also not going to let it scare them from coming back.
“It doesn’t leave me concerned overall because I’m sure they’ll get to the bottom of it,” neighbor Anne Haan said of the investigation.
The body has not been identified, and the case is under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Minneapolis Police Department at (612) 692-8477.