By Justin Glawe
Bemidji Pioneer 

Foul play not suspected in discovery of body at Nymore Beach


Police prepare to load the body of a 63-year-old man into a Cease Funeral Home vehicle. The death is not being investigated as a homicide.

BEMIDJI — The death of a 63-year-old man whose body was found on the shore of Nymore Beach on Friday afternoon is not being investigated as a homicide, Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said.

Two boys were riding bicycles near the shoreline when they made the discovery. They walked to the construction site of the Doubletree Hotel and told Jeremy Hagman, an employee of Knife River Materials, of their discovery.

Hagman said he called police about 2 p.m. after confirming the location of the body. He added that the man was lying face down, half-submerged in the water.

Police are withholding the man’s name until his family can be identified.

Mastin said the body did not appear to have any evidence of trauma, and foul play is not suspected. A cause of death has yet to be determined, and Mastin said there was “nothing obvious” on or near the body that allowed police to say how the man died.

Following the discovery of the body of Matt Pulis in Lake Irving on May 17, police said there were no more active missing persons cases in Beltrami County, and police have received no information about a missing person recently, Mastin said.

The man’s body was taken from the scene by an employee with Cease Funeral Home. Beltrami County Coroner Mark Robia will handle the autopsy, Mastin said.


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