Missing Granite Falls, Minnesota, man found dead
A Granite Falls man reported missing early Saturday was found dead Tuesday morning, according to the Granite Falls Police Department. No foul play is suspected.
GRANITE FALLS — The 26-year-old man reported missing Saturday from his Granite Falls home has been found dead.
The Granite Falls Police Department was called Tuesday morning to investigate the discovery of a deceased person in a secluded area of the city, where officers found the body of Jonathen Andrew Knutson, according to a news release from the Police Department. Knutson had been reported missing after he left his residence on foot early Saturday.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. No foul play is suspected and there is no danger to the public, according to the news release.
Officers, family members, first responders and volunteers were involved in the search that began Saturday. Searches were conducted by boat on the Minnesota River, and drones and K-9 units also were used.
According to the release, agencies that assisted the Granite Falls Police Department include the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, the Granite Falls Fire Department, the Upper Sioux Community Drone Team, Redwood Falls Fire Department, Central Lakes Search and Rescue of Minnesota, K-9 Emergency Response Team of Minnesota and Wisconsin, K-9 Search Midwest of Wisconsin and Minnesota, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.