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Inver Grove Heights police investigate a homicide

February 2, 2021 GMT

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A man found dead in a snowbank in Inver Grove Heights was the victim of a homicide, according to police.

Officers were called to a neighborhood Monday morning on a report of a suspicious incident. The man was found dead in a snowbank along a road just east of Interstate 494.

On Monday night, officials said the case was being investigated as a homicide, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Police said that there was no danger to the community because the incident did not appear to be a random act.

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The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy and identify the man.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting Inver Grove Heights police with the investigation.