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Former teacher's autopsy could take weeks

BEMIDJI – The results of an autopsy for a former Bemidji teacher may take a few weeks, authorities said Friday.

Toxicology tests for John Thorn Wangberg, 58, may take up to a month, Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp said, and the investigation of Wangberg’s death remains ongoing.

Wangberg was found dead at his home Wednesday, a week after being arraigned on two felony counts of sexual conduct in the second degree, and a gross misdemeanor charge of non-consensual conduct in the fifth degree.

The contents of a note found near Wangberg’s body were not available, Hodapp said.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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