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Body discovered on I-94 has been ID'd as prominent Minnesota doctor

MINNEAPOLIS - The body of a 50-year-old man found on the shoulder of Interstate 94 on Saturday in Minneapolis was that of a prominent Hennepin County Medical Center doctor.

MINNEAPOLIS - The body of a 50-year-old man found on the shoulder of Interstate 94 on Saturday in Minneapolis was that of a prominent Hennepin County Medical Center doctor.

The Hennepin County medical examiner identified the body as Christopher Robert, 50, who was chief of anesthesiology at HCMC. The Hennepin County medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death.

According to a statement, Robert died shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Robert was reportedly walking to his residence in downtown from a holiday work party.

Authorities discovered his body along the freeway near Groveland Avenue, according to the report.

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Minneapolis police were investigating Robert’s death with the medical examiner to determine if he had died elsewhere.

Police are continuing to assist with the case.

Minneapolis Police Spokesman John Elder said the police investigation is ongoing and he would not comment on whether there were witnesses.

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