Winona Police identified the body found Tuesday near Lake Winona along Highway 61 as that of a 22 year old man who was formerly from Clinton, Iowa. The man was identified as Joseph Patrick Duesenberg.
He was discovered by a passerby near the intersection of Highways 61 and and 43 in the city's east end on Tuesday about 8:15 a.m. Police Chief Paul Bostrack said an autopsy did not reveal an exact cause of death and authorities are now awaiting the results of toxicology tests. Bostrack said the death was not suspicious in nature.
Bostrack said Duesenberg had been voluntarily staying at the Hiawatha Hall facility at 428 West Sixth Street and had missed an 11:00 p.m. curfew the night before the body was found. The home had notified police he was missing at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. He said the home requested Dusenberg not be reported as missing at that time. Bostrack said Duesenberg had last been seen on the west side of Winona about 8:00 p.m. on Monday.
Bostrack said Duesenberg had been in Winona for about three or four months and had been voluntarily staying at Hiawatha Hall for about one month. Prior to that he had stayed at another facility known as Fresh Start. Bostrack said Hiawatha Hall houses people who are chemically dependent or have other issues.