On January 3, 2016 at about 3:10 p.m., Northfield Police responded to the 400 block of E. Third St. on a report of an unresponsive female. Officers were assisted by members of the Northfield Hospital EMS and Northfield Fire Services. Officers found a deceased female in the snow, near a residence. Judging by the conditions observed, it is believed the deceased may have been there for at least a day. There were no obvious signs of a struggle or other suspicious activity. An autopsy will be performed by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, and Northfield Investigators will continue to investigate the death with personnel from that office.
Police have made a preliminary identification of the deceased, but the name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
Please direct any inquiries to Chief of Police Monte Nelson at 507-663-9301.