Minneapolis (WCCO) Four people, including an infant, were found dead from apparent exposure to cold Wednesday just feet from Minnesota’s border with Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said US Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a group of people Wednesday morning after they crossed from Minnesota to Emerson, Manitoba. Someone in the group had items for an infant, which led to the search on both sides of the border for more people.
About four hours later, the bodies of a man, a woman, and an infant were found in Emerson, about 40 feet from the US border. Soon, the body of a boy was found nearby.
Crews continued searching into the night, but no one else was found.
Investigators are still working to identify the victims, and autopsies have yet to be performed to determine the exact causes of death.