A 57-year-old Winona man was found dead in the backyard of a home Sunday afternoon.

The owners of the home called in the incident around 3:40 p.m., according to Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand. First responders and law enforcement found the man lying face down in the backyard in a pool of blood. A blood trail was discovered that led nearly two blocks to a park, where large amounts of blood and the man’s glasses were located, Brand said.

The cause of death was unknown Monday morning, though Brand said he does not believe the man was shot. The time of death was also unknown, but Brand said there were indications that the incident occurred early Sunday, given the state of the man’s body and the fact that the blood had dried.

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According to Brand, the man was watching the house for the owners, and was discovered when they returned home on Sunday.

The sheriff’s department has identified the man, but Brand said he is waiting to release that detail until the family had been notified.

The investigation is ongoing, with the man’s body sent to Rochester for an autopsy. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting.

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I do not understand how this death occurred on Sunday, was discovered Sunday afternoon, and that there was no information about this in the WDN online site until around 10:00 am Tuesday! It was reported on WCCO on Monday on the 6 and 10pm news, but not a word on this site. Why the delay?


Justareader - I asked the same question last week and got a snide comment from saywhat pretty much telling me that it was none of my business. I was told that there is no "killer" out there and the case is not being treated as a homicide and that was all the public needed to know. Mickey was a friend and I would really like to know why, and how he was taken from us. Something smells very fishy here. Exactly how do you know these things, saywhat?


I too have lots of questions that no one can or cares to answer. Glenn is/was my cousin. I just don't see how the police can believe that there wasn't foul play in this case or even in the case in Homer? Glenn was a good man and I will miss terribly! I hope that we will all get answers some day soon. As for this person saywhat?, I would guess they have never lost someone close to them.


Has there been any new info about the guy that died in Homer? Gunshot wound.

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