Authorities in Brown County say a citizen using a rest area on Highway 4 near the Cottonwood River may have found the remains of a Sleepy Eye man that has been missing for nearly two months. Around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, the Brown County Sheriff's Office was contacted after the person observed a gun, clothing and what appeared to be bone. Investigators processed the scene and discovered a revolver, human bone remains, blue jeans, red t-shirt, work boots, a watch, eyeglasses and a drivers license belonging to 73-year old Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz. Mathiowetz was reported missing on June 3 after his [...]
Blue Earth County Sheriff's Officials have called off search efforts north of Saint Clair to find a suspect involved in a robbery at the Le Hillier Quick Mart around 1:56 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, a male entered the store wearing a mask and displayed a blunt object, he then fled the scene after obtaining cash. Deputies located a suspicious black Cadillac CTS and pursued the vehicle through the South Bend Township and towards the intersection of County Road 90 and Highway 83. Authorities performed a maneuver on the Cadillac, causing it to spin out into the ditch. The driver [...]
With high water on the Cottonwood River suspending the search and recovery efforts for a missing Sleepy Eye man, the Brown County Sheriff's Office is continuing search efforts by air. Search by water south of Sleepy Eye for 73-year old Vincent Mathiowetz was halted on June 11 due to strong currents, which made boat navigation nearly impossible. The Cottonwood River crested on Sunday at 15.43-feet and has since dropped to 14.11-feet, still in the moderate flood stage. Authorities say the Minnesota State Patrol – Flight Section will conduct searches by air during regular intervals until the Cottonwood River can be safely [...]
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has joined the search for a missing Mankato woman. Mankato Police report they are still actively searching for 46-year Wendy Lynn Khan who was last heard from by family on June 1. Missing Mankato woman 46-year-old Wendy Khan. The BCA and Mankato Police began examining Khan's west Mankato residence on Thursday for any items that may lead to her whereabouts. Anyone with information is urged to call 911.
The search for a missing Sleepy Eye man is being suspended due to the Cottonwood River being over flood stage. The Brown County Sheriff's Office reports the search and recovery effort to find 73-year old Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz has become nearly impossible due to recent rains. The man has been missing for over a week after his vehicle was found at a boat landing on June 3. Search efforts have been concentrated 3 ½ miles south of Sleepy Eye on Highway 4 near the Cottonwood River. The river is currently at 12.08-feet, which is above the 11-foot flood stage. With strong [...]
Brown County Authorities report a missing Sleepy Eye man has still not been located after further search efforts on Wednesday. According to the report, Deputies and K-9 tracking dogs concentrated efforts approximately 3-1/2 miles south of Sleepy Eye and the Cottonwood River to search for 73-year old Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz who went missing on Sunday. The search also expanded to an area east of the Highway 4 bridge. The man's vehicle was found Sunday at a boat landing. Sheriff's Officials say strong currents, debris and low water visibility in the Cottonwood River have hampered search and recovery efforts. Despite recent rains, [...]