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Body discovered in north Grand Forks

Grand Forks Police investigate a body discovered on North Washington Street in Grand Forks Tuesday, Oct. 9. Photo by Tess Williams/Grand Forks Herald

The body of a man possibly in his mid-20s was discovered next to North Washington Street Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, in Grand Forks, police said.

Sgt. Travis Benson said there were no obvious signs of foul play, but the body will be taken to the Grand Forks County Coroner's Office for further examination.

“On the surface there was nothing that would suggest any sort of foul play, any sort of trauma or anything that we’ve seen so far,” Benson said.

The body was reported by a passerby near a vacant home in the 700 block of North Washington Street around 10 a.m., Benson said.

At this time identification is being withheld pending family notification.

Benson said police hope to have more information available later in the day.

Police are saying there is no public threat.

Anybody with information on this case is asked to call the Grand Forks Police Department at 701-787-8000.

This is the second time in the past week that a body has been found in public in Grand Forks. The body of a woman was found in Lincoln Drive Park in Grand Forks on Saturday morning. Police said Saturday that there was “no evidence of foul play.”

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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