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Forum staff reports, Published September 11 2012

Fargo police ID man found dead by Red River

FARGO – Police here have identified a man whose body was found near the Red River in downtown Fargo late Thursday night.

Michael Joseph Winter, 54, was homeless at the time of his death, Lt. Joel Vettel said.

A cause of death has not been determined, but foul play is not suspected, Vettel said.

People who had seen Winter alive on Wednesday went back to check on him Thursday near the 200 block of Main Avenue and found him deceased in some bushes by the river, Vettel said.