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Winona County Sheriff Dept. continues investigation into mysterious death

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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 man Glen Peter Brownn.

Authorities discovered Brownn’s body around 3:30 on Sunday afternoon. Brownn was found unresponsive 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 he 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 through 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 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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