3 found dead at Breezy Point resort
Police are investigating after they say three people were found dead inside a building in Breezy Point on Tuesday.
According to Breezy Point police, officers were called to the Whitebirch Resort shortly after 8:45 p.m.
When officers arrived, they say they found the bodies of three people inside a unit.
“It’s a time-share resort that’s about a mile away from our property. We do manage it, but it’s a separate resort,” said David Spizzo, assistant general manager of Breezy Point Resort, told the Associated Press.
“The first thing I thought was what a horrible thing to have happen for anybody. . . . I came up from the cities to get away from this stuff, here it is 200 feet from my front door,” said Denise Waletzko, who is staying at the complex.
Pete Leukam, who has been coming to the complex for the past 20 years, added, “It hits you in the heart . . . you don’t know what’s going on in everybody’s life.”
Currently, police say there is no ongoing threat to the public. They haven’t said what led up to or caused their deaths, and the names of the deceased haven’t been released at this time.
“My heart goes out to those police that had to go in there and see that, that stays with them, that goes home with them, it takes a while to recover from that sort of thing if at all,” Waletzko said.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, are helping with the investigation.