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Body Found in RV Rented for Bachelor Party

Updated: 05/03/2014 12:22 PM
Created: 05/02/2014 11:59 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A group of men who rented an RV for a bachelor party discovered a dead body on board when they stopped in Winona Thursday night.

Dan Trainor of Rochester and his five friends were on their way to the Kentucky Derby when they discovered the body lodged in an exterior storage compartment.

The men, who are in their mid-20s, rented the RV from an individual in Anoka County whom Trainor called "a friend of a friend of a friend." They left from Minneapolis and picked up Trainor on their way down.

Trainor said they stopped in Winona to see his dad and that's when they discovered the body.

"I opened it up and I saw two legs and they're bruised or decomposing," Trainor said.

"I had never seen a dead body before." Trainor said.

The men then called police. Trainor said police took them to the station where they interviewed them and took DNA samples, before letting them go.

KSTP's Josh Rosenthal spoke with Dan Trainor and Jake Wanek.

The group has since decided to cancel their trip to Kentucky. Trainor said the party has instead been moved to Minneapolis.

The Anoka and Winona Police Departments, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Anoka County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

A group of men who rented an RV for a bachelor party discovered a dead body on board when they stopped in Winona Thursday night.
The Anoka and Winona Police Departments, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Anoka County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

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