Authorities Identify Body Found in Minnesota River

The body of a man found deceased in the Minnesota River on Tuesday in Savage has been identified as Alan Jacob McMullen, authorities said.

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Scott County Sheriff's Office officials have released the identity of a man found dead in the Minnesota River on Tuesday.

The Minnesota Regional Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased as Alan Jacob McMullen of Plymouth, MN. The Coroner's Office, along with Plymouth Police and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

The body was discovered after an . At 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, a tow boat captain reported about ¼ mile down river from an old railroad swing bridge in Savage, according to Savage Police Capt. Dave Muelken.

It was suspected that the identity of the body was that of a 33-year-old Plymouth man has been missing since at least Sunday. Authorities believed he could have jumped from the bridge. According to the Shakopee Valley News, the search on Sunday began after police in Plymouth "pinged" the missing man's cell phone, which revealed his location near the bridge on Vernon Avenue in Savage. The Plymouth PD alerted Savage police, which soon found the missing man's car parked on Vernon Avenue near a barricade on the way to the river. 

To see Alan Jacob McMullen's obituary, .


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