Rochester death ruled suspicious

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester Police say the death of a local man is suspicious.

On Monday morning, 53-year-old Roger Ingalls was found unresponsive in the grass near the ball field at 9th Ave NE and 9th St NE. When Ingalls was found, he was breathing, but police say they were unable to wake him. Gold Cross Ambulance transported him to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he later died.

An autopsy has been conducted, and even though the Medical Examiner’s office has not completed their investigation, police say, it appears Ingalls may not have died of natural causes. Rochester Police consider the death suspicious and will continue to investigate. Trauma was found on Ingalls’ body although further details are not available “The medical examiner is not done with their investigation yet, there is still more testing that needs to be completed,” Lt. Casey Moilanen with the Rochester Police Department said.

Ingalls was last seen in the River Center area in the 1600 block of N Broadway Avenue. Witnesses say he was riding his bicycle. A short time later his bike was found at Jefferson Elementary School.

Police are asking the public to report any new information they may have in this case involving Ingalls on his bicycle. You can contact Investigator Beery at 507-328-6926.

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