UPDATE: Human remains ID’ed near Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in some woods in western Minnesota are those of a man missing for nearly seven months.
The medical examiner’s office used dental records to identify the remains as those of 27-year-old Eric Martinez Solorzano.
Solorzano disappeared April 2 after calling his sister for a ride as he walked along a highway in the area where the remains were found.
A man discovered the remains Saturday as he scouted a spot to hunt west of Granite Falls.
KSAX-TV reports the area had been flooded all summer and had only been out of water for the past month.
The investigation remains open pending final autopsy results.
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are working to identify human remains discovered in some woods in Yellow Medicine County.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka is examining the remains found Saturday by a man who was scouting a spot to hunt. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten says he hopes identification can be made by the end of the week.
The discovery comes nearly seven months after 27-year-old Eric Martinez Solorzano disappeared after calling his sister for a ride as he walked along a highway in the area where the remains were found.
Sheriff Flaten tells KSAX-TV the remains had “been there awhile,” but that no positive identification has been made.