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Rollingstone death investigation continues

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ROLLINGSTONE, Minn. (WXOW) – The Winona County Sheriff’s Department is looking for more information regarding the death of 57-year-old Glen Peter Brownn.

Brownn’s body was discovered around 3:30 on Sunday afternoon in a pool of blood behind his daughter’s home in Rollingstone where he was dog-sitting. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said Brownn died of blood loss and hypothermia.

Brand said Brownn had a severe cut on the back of the head that led to his death, and also had cuts on his lip and right ear.

According to one Legend’s Sports Bar and Grill bartender, Brownn was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Legend’s Sports Bar and Grill in Rollingstone from Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The bartender, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was a “normal night” in downtown Rollingstone and Brownn was “not drunk” once he left the bar early Sunday morning.

Sheriff Brand said they’re not sure how Brownn received injuries though. According to the Sheriff’s Department, two witnesses said Brownn was alone when he was seen walking to his daughter’s 164 Broadway home around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Department first spotted Brownn’s blood trail at Rollingstone City Park, along with a pair of his glasses.

“We want to continue to look and see what happened, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is here, along with the County Attorney’s office to help our investigators work the case,” Brand said.

For the past three years, Brownn was a mechanic at Performance Marine & Machine in Winona. Long-time friend and Performance Marine & Machine owner Steve Czaplewski said Brownn was a helpful, friendly, and loyal man who loved his family.

Brand said there have been new leads and developments into the case, but the Sheriff Department needs continued assistance from the public.

“We’re already asking the public if anybody knows this person or lives in the Rollingstone area and heard anything. If anyone knows anything, please call us and let us know what you’ve heard,” Brand said.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Winona County Sheriff’s Office at (507) 457-6368.
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ROLLINGSTONE, Minn.  (WXOW) - The Winona County Sheriff's Department continues their search for information as they investigate the death of a Winona man found outside a Rollingstone home Sunday.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said Glen Peter Brownn, 57, was found dead behind his daughter's house in Rollingstone, Sunday afternoon.  Results from a Monday autopsy showed that Brownn died of blood loss and hypothermia.  Brand said Brownn had a severe cut to the back of the head that led to his death. He also had cut lip and and a cut to to his right ear.

Sheriff Brand said that they aren't sure how Brownn got any of his injuries.

Brownn was last seen walking to his daughter's house at 164 Broadway around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  According to Sheriff Brand, two witness said Brownn was alone. He'd earlier been at a Rollingstone bar.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Winona County Sheriff's office at 507-457-6368

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ROLLINGSTONE, Minn. (WXOW) - The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Winona man found at a home in Rollingstone Sunday afternoon.

Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude said they were called to a home in Rollingstone shortly before 4 p.m., Sunday.  When they arrived they found a 57-year-old man dead in the backyard of a home.  Ganrude said it was evident that the man had been laying there for while.  The cause of death is under investigation.

Ganrude said the man was last seen at a bar in Rollingstone around 1 a.m., Sunday.  He was staying at the home in Rollingstone because he was house sitting for a family member.  Ganrude said the family member is the person who called 911.

The case is under investigation.  An autopsy on the man is underway.

It is the second suspicious death that Winona County authorities have investigation in March.  The body of 72-year-old Mickey Ellenbecker was found in his home near Pickwick March 8 with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Ganrude tells WXOW that the investigation in that incident continues.  Although they have conducted interviews, the Sheriff's Department has not made any arrests in the case.
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