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: Andover Residents With Contaminated Drinking Water Are Frustrated, Want Answers
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: Man Shot In Jaw While Driving In St. Paul
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: Parents Split On Whether They'll Vaccinate As Pfizer Touts Effectiveness With Kids 5 To 11
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