Death ruled as suspicious

The Ankoa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man found dead at the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area in Columbus. The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Carlos Avery at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and found 20-year-old Mort Siew of St. Paul dead with visible external injuries. An autopsy completed by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office determined the injuries were indicative of a physical assault. No arrests have been made, and anyone with information regarding the death is asked to contact the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office at 763-427-1212. The case remains under investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

Hannah Davis is the Area Editor at the Forest Lake Times. You can contact her at or (763)233-0709

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