Ring, shoes found with remains discovered in southern Minnesota; 1st stage of autopsy complete

The first phase of an autopsy on some skeletal remains found in southern Minnesota is complete, but authorities still don't know the cause of what they are calling a suspicious death.

The Freeborn County sheriff's officials say a property owner found the bones Monday along Interstate 90 northeast of Albert Lea (lee), about 100 miles south of Minneapolis.

Sheriff Kurt Freitag said in a statement Thursday that a ring and shoes were found with the remains. The ring is gold with a large red stone and shaped like a class ring. The shoes were made by the Mario De Gerard company.

Authorities say the bones appear to be male and apparently were there for a number of years. Freitag says a second and more detailed autopsy will be conducted.