Police identify a man whose body parts were found in two locations in Minneapolis
Remains found in two neighboring locations in Minneapolis have been identified as belonging to 36-year-old Adam Richard Johnson.
It is still not clear how Johnson died, but Minneapolis police are investigating the death as a murder and described his death as “tragic” in a statement on Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner‘s office helped investigators identify the victim, police said.
The authorities assume that it is an isolated act of violence.
“There is no reason for us to believe that this is a pattern,” Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said at a news conference Friday night.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Jail records show someone with Johnson’s name and age has been behind bars at least three times since May 1. Recent records show that he was disturbing the peace on 10.
On May 22nd, Johnson was arrested after throwing or transferring “body fluids or feces” on a transport company, according to prison records. And on May 1, Johnson was arrested by the Metro Transit Police Department on charges of “deliberate damage” and disorderly behavior.
The first body part found was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. CT on Thursday. During the officers’ investigation, a second report of body parts was made only about two blocks away, according to a statement from Minneapolis police.
The authorities assume that other body parts are missing.
Elder described the crime scenes on Friday as “disturbing.”
The police hoped that clues from the population would help them to solve the case.