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Foul play not being ruled out in Crosby area death

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

CROSBY — A deceased male who was found in a car off County Wing County Road 31, northeast of Crosby Thursday has been identified by the Crow Wing County Sheriff Office as Garry Allen Wanless Jr., 43, Garrison, by the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

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Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Larson said Wanless was found dead in a red Chevy Monte Carlo in a wooded area in Deerwood Township. The Chevy was located just off Crow Wing County Road 31, north of Highway 210, a few miles past Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Larson would not comment on where the body was found in the car.

Larson said a citizen reported the car in the woods to Crosby Police Department around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Crosby police responded and found the car and the body and contacted the sheriff’s office.

“Due to the unusual circumstances of the scene, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to investigate,” said Larson. “Foul play is not being ruled out at this time.”

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said there is no reason why the public should be concerned for their safety.

“We have no reason to believe that the public is in danger,” said Dahl.

Dahl said the male was likely in the vehicle for at least a day before the call came in.

The body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office to help determine the cause of death.

JENNIFER STOCKINGER may be reached at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch.com or 855-5851. Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennewsgirl.

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