'Undetermined' cause of death for man found in pond behind Byron City Hall in southern Minn.

Wade Gordon Jr. was reported missing for more than a week


October 10, 2023

Wade Gordon Jr.

ROCHESTER – The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office says it's uncertain how a Rochester man whose body was found behind Byron City Hall died earlier this year.

An autopsy report released Monday for Wade Gordon Jr. shows Gordon's cause of death was "undetermined" due to the state of his decomposed remains. Gordon was found in a retention pond behind City Hall on July 17, more than a week after he was last seen.

Gordon, 39, was last seen leaving his job at Ornua Ingredients in Byron about 2 a.m. July 7. His SUV was left outside his work.



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