Moorhead Police identify man discovered on Red River bank

Courtesy: City of Moorhead
Courtesy: City of Moorhead

(Moorhead, MN) -- Authorities say they have identified a body found on the bank of the Red River in Moorhead on Sunday.

The Moorhead Police Department says body has been identified as 32-year-old Garrett Byrd, a Fargo resident with no permanent address. Police say an autopsy found no evidence of significant trauma. Toxicology reports are currently pending.

Authorities say Byrd's body was found at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Sunday by members of the Fargo Fire Department. He was then taken to the Ramsey County Coroner's Office for an autopsy.

Police has not said if Byrd was the man who jumped into the river while fleeing Fargo Police on September 11th. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the inquiry into the incident.