Body Found Near Mendota Bridge Identified by Hennepin County Examiner

The Dakota County Sheriff's water patrol unit pulled the body from the water in late August. Foul play is not suspected.

By Clare Kennedy, Eagan Patch

Authorities have identified a man found dead last August in the Minnesota River. 

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office pulled the body of 42-year-old Jody Arthur Ronning from the river on Aug. 23. The man was discovered by some passing boaters, just under the Mendota Bridge, a major conduit into north Eagan.

There is no indication that foul play was involved. Currently, the Hennepin County Medical Examiners’ Office has classified that Ronning's death as a drowning, though toxicology results are still pending. 

According to a brief obituary on Crescent Tides Funerals, Ronning was a recent resident of Minneapolis, though he was originally from Black River Falls, WI.
yomammy September 10, 2013 at 08:35 AM
if I had a dollar for every pixel in that picture, I would have 30 dollars...
Karen J Anderson September 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM
A poor man is dead and that's your brillant offering!
Jodie Zins September 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM
The "poor" man was a convicted sex offender with children under age 13... He is where he belongs!


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