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Body found along St. Croix River

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news Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

LAKELAND, Minn. -- Washington County authorities are investigating human remains found Tuesday along the St. Croix River in Minnesota.

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According to a news release from the sheriff's department, officers received a report at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday of a possible dead body on the shore of the St. Croix River in Lakeland.

Deputies said the remains were in "a significant state of decomposition" from having been in the water for a long time. Immediate identification of the remains was not made.

The remains were turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

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