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Suspicious death investigated in Deer River

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DEER RIVER — The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what it calls a suspicious death after a woman was found dead in a home in Deer River.

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The sheriff’s office received a 911 call just before 9 a.m. Wednesday about the woman found in a home on the 500 block of Fifth Street Southeast. Police don’t believe the circumstances around the death pose a threat to the public.

The body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

The sheriff’s office is working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in the investigation.

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