Boy found dead at playground in southwestern Minnesota, police say

August 2, 2018

A 9-year-old boy was found dead at a playground in southwestern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police Chief Eric Schwarzrock identified the boy as Gavin Ludewig. His death, which happened at a playground in Comfrey, Minn., a small city in Brown County, remains under investigation.

Authorities were called to the playground about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Schwarzrock. When they arrived, they found the boy tangled in a swing, he said.

He was pronounced dead at Springfield Medical Center.

Schwarzrock did not say whether anyone was at the playground and saw the incident.

Miguel Otárola • 612-673-4753

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