DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Minnesota are asking for the public’s help as they investigate an apparent hunting accident that killed a former police chief.
Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says a preliminary autopsy indicates 53-year-old Jay Clayton Nelson died of a gunshot wound. Glander confirms to KFGO Radio that Nelson was former police chief of Lake Park, Minnesota.READ MORE: Crews Continue Cleanup After 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea
Nelson’s body was found in a vehicle on a logging trail on Saturday night about a half-mile west of Little Flat Lake. Authorities say his death appears to be a hunting accident.READ MORE: COVID In MN: 805 New Cases, 10 More Deaths Reported Sunday
The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help identifying anyone who may have been hunting in that area on Saturday.MORE NEWS: 2 Hurt In Shooting At St. Paul Bus Stop
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