Jul 14, 2022 | By: Mary Balstad

Body of Unknown Male Found in Lake Bemidji

A body was found and recovered from Lake Bemidji yesterday around noon.

According to Beltrami County Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton, a biologist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources found the body while working. The DNR biologist was on the southwest side of Lake Bemidji near Lake Boulevard and 8th Street when they located it.

Currently, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office only identifies the body as a male. Personal items and clothing were recovered on the shore near where the body was found. No signs of trauma were detected.

The male has been sent to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and to be identified. Deputies do not suspect foul play at this time.

The Bemidji Police Department and Minnesota DNR assisted the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

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