The body of a man pulled from the Mississippi River by sheriff’s deputies on Saturday was that of Rinzin Dorjee, an employee at the University of Minnesota who disappeared late last week, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner.
Dorjee, 55, had been missing for four days.
Dorjee left a university building Thursday night. Searches turned up blood in the area, leading authorities to speculate that he may have been hurt at work. Video shows him leaving the building alone and walking toward the area of SE. Fulton and Ontario streets, an alert sent out by the school said.
The body was found in the river 100 yards south of the Short Line bridge, the medical examiner’s office said.
Dorjee worked in the university’s Academic Health Center and is a contract employee of University of Minnesota Physicians, said U spokesman Steve Henneberry. The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.
Anybody with information is asked to call University of Minnesota police at 612-624-2677.