Sheriff's office: Death of man in state wildlife management area being investigated

Anoka County Sheriff Photo: KSTP/File. Anoka County Sheriff

Updated: October 20, 2020 06:13 AM
Created: October 19, 2020 04:23 PM

The death of a man who was found in the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area is being investigated by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

According to a release from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, deputies dispatched to the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area in Columbus at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday on the report of a man found unresponsive.


When deputies arrived, the 20-year-old victim, identified as Mort Siwe of St. Paul, was determined to be dead with visible external injuries. 

A postmortem examination was done by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office, who determined the injuries were indicative of a physical assault. 

No arrests have been made in this incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at 763-427-1212. 

This case is under investigation. 

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