Human remains found in tote along shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minn.

“We have a person of interest in custody at the Mille Lacs County Jail related to this investigation,” sheriff says

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KATHIO TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Human remains were found in a tote Tuesday, March 21, along the shoreline of Mille Lacs Lake, the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the remains were discovered Tuesday afternoon by a county highway maintenance worker. The incident was reported at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday in Kathio Township, on the 14200 block of Twilight Road.

The remains were contained inside a tote that the worker had initially attempted to remove from the ditch, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“We have a person of interest in custody at the Mille Lacs County Jail related to this investigation,” Sheriff Kyle Burton said in a news release. “This is an active and ongoing investigation and I am not releasing any names of any involved persons at this time.”

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, along with the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office and Mille Lacs Tribal Police, are investigating.

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