Police: Human body found in Mississippi River

A human body was found in the Mississippi River Sunday morning, according to Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. 

At 9:20 a.m., the Minneapolis Emergency Communication received a call of a possible human body in the Mississippi River from a passerby, said police. 

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office personnel from Water Patrol launched a boat and was able to recover the body, which was turned over to personnel from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

“Our investigators will be working with the Medical Examiner’s staff to determine how the body ended up in the river,” Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson said, “our condolences go out to the friends and family who lost a loved one.”

Information about the identity of the victim and cause of death will be released at a later time by the Medical Examiner’s Office. 

No further information is available at this time.