Rochester police investigating 19-year-old found dead in NE Rochester

Authorities do not believe this was an overdose
Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 1:22 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 9:20 AM CST
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UPDATE- According to Rochester Police Department (RPD), the man who was found dead Saturday morning in northeast Rochester was 19 years old.

RPD said a woman opened up the blinds of her apartment that morning to see the body outside of her window. She immediately called police.

RPD said when officers arrived the body was frozen and they could not tell how long the body had been there.

The man had a head wound and a gun was found nearby. Sgt. Thompson said it appears it was a suicide, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

RPD said the man had a history of depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, The National Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifeline is available to help by calling or texting 9-8-8.

UPDATE- 4:10 p.m.- According to Rochester Police Sergeant Steve Thompson, the male victim suffered a wound to the head, and a gun was found nearby. Sgt. Thompson said it appears it was a suicide, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

If you or someone you know is struggling, The National Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifeline is available to help by calling or texting 9-8-8.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester police officers are investigating a body found off 31st Street NE Saturday morning.

According to officers on the scene, someone called police at 11:30 a.m. about a body in the 300 block of 31st Street NE. Right now, police are treating this as a suspicious death but don’t believe the public is in any danger.

A medical examiner was called to the scene Saturday morning. Officials do not believe this was an overdose.

No word yet on if the frigid temperatures played a role in this death. Rochester saw temperatures drop into the teens overnight with wind chills in the single digits.