One found dead on Lavinia Road

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident just after midnight on Dec. 26.

According to an email from Emergency Management Director Chris Muller, the Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call on the 5,000 block of Lavinia Rd. NE.

Muller says officers found a dead person, and that it appears to be a targeted crime and there is no threat to the public at this time.

No further information, such as the age or gender of the victim, was released at this time.

The call required the closure of some area roads.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact the Beltrami County Sheriffs’ Office at (218) 333-9111 option 2.

Sheriff Ernie Beitel is expected to issue a statement early this week.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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