Police release name of man found dead near Red River High School

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GFPD.

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GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks Police Department released the identity of the man found dead at 9:36 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.

The man was identified as 63-year-old William McGee of Grand Forks.

The original media release said McGee was found in the parking lot of Red River High School. However, an updated media release from the GFPD said McGee's body was not found on Red River High School property, but instead on private property southeast of the school.

According to the original release, the GFPD does not suspect any foul play or danger to the public.

According to Lt. Andrew Stein at the GFPD, McGee's cause of death has not been determined. Stein expects it to take multiple weeks for the GFPD to get official results from the medical examiner.


The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GFPD by phone call at (701) 787-8000. A tip can also be submitted on the GFPD Facebook page, website, or via the Tip411 app.

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