Minneapolis man found dead in garbage can

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The body of a man, identified as Reid Christopher Johnson, 51, was discovered in a garbage can in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sunday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report revealed Johnson had died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) discovered his body in the garage of an unoccupied house on the 700 block of 30th Ave N. No suspect has been taken into custody with the homicide investigation currently in progress.

According to reports, a real estate agent who was preparing the property for an open house initially discovered an unattended car parked in the garage. The agent notified MPD on Saturday about the parked car. By Sunday, the car was no longer at the location. Instead, a large garbage bin had been placed in the garage.

Upon attempting to move the bin, the real estate agent found something packaged in a blue tarp. When the agent unveiled the tarp, they were shocked to see a body inside. The homeowner expressed his distress, stating that it was a terrible way for anyone to die and seemed at a loss as to how it could occur.

Efforts to find more information about the incident are ongoing, and MPD encourages anyone with any leads to contact CrimeStoppers. Information can also be submitted electronically on the CrimeStoppers website.